Friday, April 28, 2017

Al Akins

Albert George Akins


Born:
June 13, 1921
Spokane, WA

Died:
August 29, 1995
Reno, NV


Career
1935-36 John R. Rogers High School - Spokane (High School)
1936-37 John R. Rogers High School - Spokane (High School)
1937-38 John R. Rogers High School - Spokane (High School)
1942-43 Washington State College (College)
1946-47 Bellingham Fircrests (PCBL)
1947-48 Bellingham Fircrests (PCBL)
1976-77 Southern Oregon State College (College) Head coach, Women's Basketball
1977-78 Southern Oregon State College (College) Head coach, Women's Basketball
1978-79 Southern Oregon State College (College) Head coach, Women's Basketball
1979-80 Southern Oregon State College (College) Head coach, Women's Basketball


Drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the 1944 NFL Draft, Akins played three seasons of pro football in the AAFC from 1946-48. He also played semi-pro baseball around the Pacific Northwest, and was good enough to play one season of minor league baseball in the St. Louis Browns' farm system. He became the head football coach at Southern Oregon from 1956-1969, and later coached their women's basketball team.

Akins died of heart failure in 1995.

Akins married Marilyn Miller in 1948.

AAFC Stats:
http://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/A/AkinAl20.htm

Minor League Baseball Stats:
http://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.fcgi?id=akins-000al-

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