Bierman, Bernard William
- Stan W. Carlson
Bierman, Bernard William (11 March 1894–08 March 1977), college athlete and football coach, was born in Springfield, Minnesota, the son of William August Bierman and Lydia Ruessler. His father worked at odd jobs, causing the family to live in three Minnesota towns, along with two years in Oklahoma, by the time Bierman graduated from high school. A bone infection in his leg prevented him from undertaking high school sports until his sophomore year. He then participated in football, basketball, and track....