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Larry McElreavy

Larry McElreavy (College football. Born, Claremont, NH, Sept. 25, 1946.) In December 1985, Larry McElreavy became the 15th head coach of Columbia football and inherited a team that had not won in 24 games under two coaches. The losing streak was 21 games after a couple of ties with another loss in between. McElreavy, who came from Div. III New Haven, started with two 0-10 teams and the losing streak reached 44 games, then the longest ever in Div. I, before a 16-13 victory over Princeton Oct. 8, 1988, ended the streak. McElreavy also won the final game of that season (against Brown) but was dismissed following the season. He was 2-28.

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