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Peahead Walker
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Athlete
    (February 17, 1899-July 16, 1970)
    Born in Ensley, Alabama
    Birth name is Douglas Clyde Walker
    Played baseball for the Wilson Bugs (1921, 1923, 1927), Norfolk Tars (1924-25), Rochester Tribe (1924), York White Roses (1928-29), Bloomington Cubs (1930), Decatur Commodores (1930), Winston-Salem Twins (1931) and the Wilmington Pirates (1932)
    Head baseball coach for Elon University (1927-38) and the Snow Hill Billies (1937-39)
    Head basketball coach for Elon University (1927-37)
    Assistant football coach for Yale University (1951)
    Head football coach for Atlantic Christian University (1926), Elon University (1927-36), Wake Forest University (1937-50) and the Montreal Alouettes (1952-59)
    Professional scout for the New York Giants (1960-70)
    He was notorious for drinking, smoking and committing adultery.
    His practice drills were described as being too intense by his former players.
    He carried a large stack of cash on him to pay off his players for voting on skipping the Gator Bowl game (1946).
    He resigned his position at Wake Forest as a result of a salary dispute.
    He guided the Alouettes to three consecutive Grey Cup losses against the Edmonton Eskimos (1954-56).
    He was considered one of the first animated personalities in college sports.
    He recruited Arnold Palmer to play on the golf team at Wake Forest.
    He primarily played baseball and coached various sports in the college ranks, before establishing himself as a football coach.
    He successfully had a winning record in every sport he coached.
    He was posthumously inducted into the Wake Forest Hall of Fame (1970).

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