- From Wikipedia's front page today
Ward was Michigan's coach in 1896 and led the Wolverines to a 9-1 mark, good for second place in the Western Conference behind Wisconsin. It was Ward's only season as Michigan's top man. Technically he has the highest winning percentage amongst Michigan head coaches, but he was dismissed for failing to win the championship. Or he left to pursue his medical career, I could not confirm either reason. Ward's departure cleared the way for the legendary Gustave Ferbert, who coached for three seasons before heading to the Alaskan frontier at the height of the Klondike Gold Rush. Ferbert vowed to "return rich or not at all" and, Michigan Man that he was, finally struck gold in 1909, bringing home treasures valued upwards of one million dollars.
Some parting words from Coach Ward:
"I believe that the sexual life is very important for the happiness of a very large proportion of mankind."
Well said, Doc/Coach. The new "Those Who Stay"? Time will tell.