A. R. Van Cleave

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A. R. Van Cleave
Van Cleave pictured in Phi Psi Cli 1927, Elon yearbook
Biographical details
Born(1889-12-20)December 20, 1889
Farmersburg, Indiana, U.S.
DiedSeptember 24, 1987(1987-09-24) (aged 97)
Roanoke, Alabama, U.S.
Alma materUnion Christian College, Indiana State University, Indiana College, University of Chicago
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Head coaching record

Albert Ray Van Cleave (December 20, 1889 – September 24, 1987) was an American football coach, professor, and college administrator. He was the head football coach at Elon University in Elon, North Carolina for the 1926 season, compiling a record of 0–10.[1][2]

Van Cleave was an alumnus of Union Christian College, Indiana State University, Indiana College, and the University of Chicago. He was also Professor of Philosophy at Elon during his time there.[3] In 1943, he received an honorary degree from Elon. At the time he was President of Piedmont College in Georgia.[4] He resigned in 1952.[5]

Van Cleave died in Roanoke, Alabama in 1987. He was 97.[6][7]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Elon Fightin' Christians (Independent) (1926)
1926 Elon 0–10
Elon: 0–10
Total: 0–10


  1. ^ DeLassus, David. "Elon Phoenix 1926 season results". College Football Data Warehouse. Archived from the original on December 11, 2013. Retrieved December 9, 2013.
  2. ^ "Football - Year by Year Results" (PDF). Elon Phoenix. Retrieved December 9, 2013.
  3. ^ "Phi Psi Cli [electronic resource]". 1913.
  4. ^ "Elon Alumni News, April 1943-April 1952". Elon College Alumni Association. 1943.
  5. ^ "Georgia College Dean Quits Post in Row over 'Restricted Money' | News | the Harvard Crimson".
  6. ^ "Magazine of Elon, December 1985-Spring 1991". Mocavo.
  7. ^ "Albert R. Vancleave: Death Record from the Social Security Death Index (SSDI) - GenealogyBank".

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