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Alma Mater: Bates College 
Date Born: November 9, 1894
Date Died: October 20, 1979
Overall Record: 77-86 [11 Seasons]
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Obituary - Passaic (NJ) Herald-News (October 22, 1979)
Harold Drew, 84; Coached Alabama
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Graveside services were scheduled this morning for Harold "Red" Drew, a veteran football coach who led Alabama to three bowl games and one Southeastern Conference title in eight years at the Tide helm.
Drew, 84, died Saturday after a long illness. He would have been 85 next month.
He was head coach at Alabama from 1947 through 1954, compiling a record of 54-28-7. The 1953 team won the SEC crown and lost to Rice in the Cotton Bowl 28-6.
Drew's 1947 team lost to Texas 27-7 in the Sugar Bowl. The 1952 squad thrashed Syracuse 61-6 in the Orange Bowl. He was the SEC Coach of the Year in 1952.
The coach was born at Dwyer Brook, Maine, Nov. 9, 1894. He lettered in football, basketball and track at Bates College, graduating in 1916.
The next year, he entered Springfield Mass. College and captained its 1917 football team. He was commissioned an ensign in the Navy in 1917 and served in the Panama Canal Zone. He returned to Springfield at the end of World War I, played his last year of college football in 1919 and graduated with a degree in physical education in 1920.
Drew was head coach and athletic director at Trinity College, Hartford, Conn., from 1920 through 1923. He held the same jobs at Birmingham-Southern College from 1924 thorugh 1927.
He joined Frank Thomas as an assistant football coach at Chattanooga in 1928. When Thomas moved to Georgia in 1929, Drew took over at Chattanooga and led the team to a Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference title his first season.
When Thomas became coach at Alabama, he made Drew his end coach and head track coach, a job he held for 11 years.
He resigned in 1946 to succeed Harry Mehre as coach at Ole Miss. Thomas gave up the Alabama helm in 1947 because of his health, and Drew succeeded him.
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