Allen McCants

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Allen McCants
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1875-08-20)August 20, 1875
Mobile, Alabama
Died December 14, 1953(1953-12-14) (aged 78)
Playing career
1892 Alabama
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1897 Alabama
Head coaching record
Overall 1–0

Allen Gauthier McCants (August 20, 1875 – December 14, 1953) was an American football player and coach. He served as the head football coach at the University of Alabama in 1897. McCants was also a player for Alabama's inaugural football team in 1892. Due to a ban the university had placed on athletic teams traveling off campus, McCants' 1897 team only played one game, a 6–0 victory over the Tuscaloosa Athletic Club. As a further result of the ban, Alabama did not field a team in 1898. When the ban was lifted and football was resumed in 1899, W. A. Martin was named as the new head coach.[1][2]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Alabama Crimson White (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1897)
1897 Alabama 1–0 0–0
Alabama: 1–0 0–0
Total: 1–0