Otto “Proc” Klum earned the nickname “Manoa Fox” because of his innovative coaching techniques.

In 1923, he led the first football invasion of the mainland by a University of Hawai’i team. The team played and lost to the Pomona Sagehens, 14-7, at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.

In 1925, he led the University of Hawai’i’s “Wonder Team” to a 10-0 season, which showed victories over Occidental College (at the Los Angeles Coliseum), Colorado Aggies and Washington State (at Mo’ili’ili Field).

His wonder team was known as the “Fighting Deans.” They piled up 421 points against only 17 by their opponents.

A University of Hawai’i gym on the UH-Manoa campus is named in his honor.

BORN 1875

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