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Name: Berg, Albert (1864-)
Historical Note: Albert Berg was born in 1864. He contracted spinal meningitis as a child leaving him deaf. Berg became the first football coach at Purdue in 1887 at the age of twenty-three. It is said he was chosen as coach because he knew about football from his days as a student player at Princeton.
Sources: "Coaching History" by Tom Schott, Purdue Football, 2008.