Edward E. Mylin '16
Induction Year: 1969
Sport(s): Football
Graduation Year: 1916

Edward Everett "Hooks" Mylin was a Lancaster National Football Hall of Fame member and a renowned gridiron coach. An All-American quarterback, he led the 1914 Franklin & Marshall College football team that defeated national powerhouse University of Pennsylvania 10-0. He was the only player in school history to captain two F&M football squads. He was a lieutenant in the Army and was wounded in France during World War I. After the war, he coached at Massanuttan Military Academy in 1919-1920 and Iowa State University from 1920 to 1923.

At Lebanon Valley College, where he also taught mathematics, his 18 players in 1927 beat Temple twice. In 1934, he went to Bucknell University. A year later, his team beat the University of Miami, Florida, 26-0 in the first Orange Bowl classic, setting three records which still stand. National recognition came at Lafayette College, where he coached from 1937 to 1943 and again in 1946. That first year, Mylin took over a team that was 1-8-0 the year before, and led them to an undefeated season, 8-0. For his achievement, he was named coach of the year. Lafayette outscored its opponents 93 to 6. Again in 1940, Lafayette went undefeated, beating Army 19-0 and scoring 192 points to only 33 by the opposition.

During World War II, Mylin coached military teams to service championships. He ended his illustrious career at New York University, where he was head coach from 1947 to 1950. On December 10, 1974, Mylin was inducted into the National Football Foundation's Hall of Fame, the highest honor any coach or player can receive. His 32-year head coaching record was 147-77, including a 34-17-1 mark at Lafayette. Listed among his many awards are Helm's Fall of Fame, Franklin & Marshall Sports Hall of Fame, Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame and the Sportswriter's Headliner Award.