Overall Kentucky Record: 4 - 8
Years Coached: 1
Date of Birth: December 3, 1883
Hometown: Smithsburg, MD
Alma Mater: Washington & Lee 
Took over coaching duties while E.R. Sweetland was ill
|1909-10||4||8||-||Substitute for Sweetland|
Obituary: Hagerstown (MD) Daily Mail (December 5, 1964)
Robert Hoover Spahr
SMITHSBURG - Robert Hoover Spahr, Rt. Two, died Friday morning at his home.
Mr. Spahr, 81, was born in Cavetown, Md., the son of the late George W. and Martha (Hoover) Spahr.
He graduated from Hagerstown, High School in 1906, Washington and Lee University with a B.S. in engineering in 1909, and the University of Kentucky with a M.S. in 1912.
Mr. Spahr was a professor of physics and electronics at the Kansas State Teacher College. And during the First World War, 1917-1, he was in charge of recruiting and training engineers in New England for the War Department.
From 1921 to 1922 Mr. Spahr served as professor and head mechanical of the mechanical engineering department at the University of Maryland.
He was employed by the General Motors Institute for 21 years, retiring in 1950.
He was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa, the Sigma Pi Sigma, life member of the A.S.M.E. also A.S.E.E., former member and past president of the Flint Michigan Exchange Club.
He was a former member of the Smithsburg Lions Club and he was a member of the Zion Reformed Church of Hagerstown.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Erna (Wuestwfeld) Spahr; one son, Robert Hoover Sparh Jr., Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and two granddaughters.
Funeral services will be conducted at the Minnieh Funeral Home here Monday at 10:30 a.m. by the Rev. Arthur C. Grove.
Burial will be in the Smithsburg Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m.
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