Larry Vorhis
Biographical details
Born1888
Died(1918-12-01)December 1, 1918
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
Playing career
1906–1909Penn State
Position(s)Quarterback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1910–1911Wesleyan
Head coaching record
Overall8–8–2

Lawrence Folsom Vorhis (1888 – December 1, 1918) was an American football player and coach. He played college football for the Penn State from 1906 to 1909 and was selected as a first-team All-American in 1909. Vorhis served as the head football coach at Wesleyan University from 1910 to 1911, compiling a record of 8–8–2.

Athlete

Vorhis played football for Penn State from 1906 to 1909. He was the team's quarterback and also handled drop kicking responsibilities. He was selected as a first-team All-American in 1909 by the New York Herald (as an end), New York Mail (as a quarterback), William B. Hanna in the New York Sun, the Philadelphia Press (as a quarterback) and the Philadelphia Public Ledger.[1][2]

Coach

After graduating from Penn State, Vorhis served as the head football coach at Wesleyan University in 1910 and 1911.[3] In his two seasons as Wesleyan's head football coach, Vorhis compiled a record of 8–8–2.[4] In December 1911, Vorhis announced that he would not return to Wesleyan in 1912. He stated that he intended to operate a sugar plantation in Alabama.[5]

Death

Vorhis died on December 1, 1918, in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, following a short illness.[6]

Head coaching record

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Wesleyan Methodists (Independent) (1910–1911)
1910 Wesleyan 4–4–1
1911 Wesleyan 4–4–1
Wesleyan: 8–8–2
Total: 8–8–2

References

  1. ^ Spalding Official Football Guide for 1910
  2. ^ "Larry Vorhis of State Is Honored In East". The Pittsburgh Press. November 30, 1909. Retrieved January 6, 2020 – via Google News.
  3. ^ "Vorhis Will Lead Wesleyan Football: His Success Last Year Brings Him Reappointment". Hartford Courant. May 2, 1911.
  4. ^ "All-Time Coaching Records". Wesleyan University. Archived from the original on June 1, 2010. Retrieved June 14, 2010.
  5. ^ "Larry Vorhis Will Not Again Coach Wesleyan". The Pittsburgh Press. December 27, 1911. Retrieved January 6, 2020 – via Google News.
  6. ^ "Former Athlete Dies". Scranton Tribune. Scranton, Pennsylvania. December 3, 1918. p. 10. Retrieved January 6, 2020 – via Newspapers.com open access.