George Babich

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George Babich
Sport(s) Football, Basketball
Biographical details
Born (1918-04-24)April 24, 1918
New York, New York
Died July 22, 1984(1984-07-22) (aged 66)
Playing career
Football
1940–1942 Fordham
Basketball
1940–1943 Fordham
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Basketball
1946–1949 Saint Peter's
Head coaching record
Overall 39–26

George Michael Babich (April 4, 1918 – July 22, 1984)[1][2] was an American professional wrestler and college basketball head coach. He had a school hall of fame basketball career at Fordham,[3] but also played for their football team.[2] Babich entered professional wrestling in the 1940s and continued through the 1950s.[2][4][5] Between 1946 and 1949 he also served as Saint Peter's basketball head coach.[2]

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Saint Peter's Peacocks (Independent) (1946–1949)
1946–47 Saint Peter's 5–16
1947–48 Saint Peter's 16–5
1948–49 Saint Peter's 18–5
Saint Peter's: 39–26
Total: 39–26 (.600)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "George Babich, Sr". FindaGrave.com. 2013. Retrieved April 9, 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d Lentz III, Harris M. (2003). "Biographical Dictionary of Professional Wrestling, 2d ed". McFarland & Company, Inc. Retrieved April 9, 2016.
  3. ^ "Hall of Fame: George Babich – Class of 1943". FordhamSports.com. Fordham University. 2012. Retrieved April 9, 2016.
  4. ^ Katz, Seymour (April 10, 1953). "Wrestling Show at Beach Draws 1,250 Paying $1,800". The (New London) Day. Retrieved April 9, 2016.
  5. ^ "Match Statistics for George Babich". WrestlingData.com. The (New London) Day. April 10, 1953. Retrieved April 9, 2016.