April 15, 1964 (aged 58–59)|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|Head coaching record|
Howell played with the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers under head coach Ernest E. Bearg from 1926 until 1928. Weiging 185 pounds, he was the lightest member of the team but was considered one of the best fullbacks in the Big Six Conference that year. He was inducted into the program's "Hall of Fame" in 1978.
Coach Edward "Blue" Howell was the fifth head football coach for the Pittsburg State Gorillas located in Pittsburg, Kansas and he held that position for 8 seasons, from 1929 until 1937. His coaching record at Pitt State was 35 wins, 30 losses, and 6 ties. As of the conclusion of the 2009 season, this ranks him seventh at Pitt State in total wins and 10th at the school in winning percentage (.535).
He died of a heart attack in 1964 at his home in Omaha.
Head coaching record
- Time "Football" December 3, 1928
- 1927 RUSHING SHOWDOWN By James Mark Purcell
- University of Nebraska Cornhuskers Athletic Hall of Fame
- College Football Data Warehouse Pittsburg State University Gorrillas all-time coaching records
- Columbus Daily Telegram, Wednesday, April 15, 1964, Columbus, Nebraska, United States Of America
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