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Edward Mylin

Football (Inducted: 1977-78)

Edward  Mylin

When the late Edward E. "Hook" Mylin came to Lafayette as head football coach is the fall of 1937, he had already established himself - both as a player and as a coach - and as a man who loved a challenge. What he accomplished in his first year as head coach of the Leopards is probably, however, his greatest single achievement.

Inheriting a team that had posted a dismal 1-8 mark in 1936, Mylin directed Lafayette to an undefeated season, cruising through eight straight opponents with his defense allowing just six points for the entire year. The swift turnaround of Leopard football fortunes earned Hook national Coach-of-the- Year honors. Mylin posted a combined record of 36-24-1 as head coach at Lafayette. In addition to his unbeaten team of 1937, Hook's 1940 Leopards swept to a 9-0 mark, including a 19-0 drubbing of a highly regarded Army.