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March 15, 2017

1908 Appleton Adams Mason Football Coach at UCM - State Normal #2 Later Coach at Tulane


Appleton Adams Mason, UCM Football and Basketball Coach, Warrensburg, MO
Just three years before Dr. Phog Allen, of KU Fame Link

Appleton Adams Mason (c. 1880 – December 20, 1938) was an American football player, coach of football and basketball, and physical education instructor. He served as the head football coach at Warrensburg Teachers College—now the University of Central Missouri (1908–1909),
Coach A.A. Mason - Appleton Adams Mason, State Normal of #2 of Warrensburg, Missouri 1908 Team Picture

1909  Coach Appleton Adams Mason, State Normal #2 Warrensburg, aka Warrensburg Teachers College, today University of Central Missouri

Tulane University (1910–1912), and New York University (1918), compiling a career college football record of 15–23–4. Mason was also the head basketball coach Warrensburg Teachers from 1908 to 1910 and at Tulane for the 1912–13 season, tallying a career college basketball mark of 23–13. He was born in Parrsboro, Nova Scotia and died on December 20, 1938 in the New Rochelle Hospital in New Rochelle, New York.

Involvement in Camp Agawam

Mason was the founder of Camp Agawam in Raymond, Maine. He founded the camp in 1919. Mason went to Crescent Lake in Raymond every summer. Following his death in 1938, he was succeeded as camp director in 1939 by his son, Appleton Mason, Jr.  For nearly 100 years, Camp Agawam has offered summer-long youth camperships that are intended to turn boys into men. The all-boy camp was founded by the late Appleton Mason in 1919. A New York football coach and physical education teacher, Ap, known on campus as "The Governor," annually packed up his family and headed to Crescent Lake in Raymond to offer summer recreation opportunities for generations of boys, ages 8 to 15. Ap was succeeded as camp director by sons Appleton Mason Jr. from 1939-1956 
Appleton A. Mason, Jr. Headmaster Day School,  Lake Forest, IL., 1962, Chicago Tribune Link
and Dave Mason from 1957 to 1985. The Mason men were known for their physical prowess, natural affability, quiet strength and guiding presence. Hiking, fishing, swimming, sailing, archery and sports all part of Agawam's programs. But a hallmark of the camp is its focus on leadership and character building that is developed through daily interaction with mentors and peers.


Head coaching record

Football
Year
Team
Overall
Conference Standing
Warrensburg Teachers (1908–1909) 
1908
Warrensburg Teachers 
2–3–1 
1909
Warrensburg Teachers 
3–3–2 
Warrensburg Teachers: 
5–6–3 
Tulane Olive and Blue (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1910–1912) 
1910
Tulane
0–7 
0–6 
1911
Tulane
5–3–1 
2–2–1 
1912
Tulane
5–3 
3–2 
Tulane: 
10–13–1 
5–10–1 
NYU Violets (Independent) (1918) 
1918
NYU 
0–4 
NYU: 
0–4 
Total: 
15–23–4 
A.A. Mason
Alma Mater: Springfield

"Ap" APPLETON A. MASON; Physical Education Instructor at Columbia University
THE NEW YORK TIMES. December 22, 1938
Appleton A. Mason of this village, physical education instructor at Columbia University and the Stuyvesant High School of New York, died yesterday in the New Rochelle Hospital, where he had undergone an operation. He was 58 years old.

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