George Philbrook

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George Philbrook
George Philbrook 1912.jpg
Philbrook in 1912
Personal information
Born (1884-10-10)October 10, 1884
Sierra Valley, California
Died March 29, 1964(1964-03-29) (aged 79)
Vancouver, Washington
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 86 kg (190 lb)
Sport
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Shot put, discus throw, javelin throw, decathlon
Club Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) SP – 14.02i m (1912)
DT – 42.66 m (1914)
JT – 45.06 m (1912)
Decathlon – 6538* (1912)[1][2]

George Warren Philbrook (October 10, 1884 – March 29, 1964) was an American football player and coach, track and field athlete and coach, and college athletics administrator. He competed at the 1912 Summer Olympics, where failed to complete his decathlon program, and finished fifth in the shot put and seventh in the discus throw.[1] Philbrook played college football at the University of Notre Dame. His roommate at Notre Dame in 1909 was Knute Rockne. He served as the head football coach at Whittier College from 1927 to 1928 at and the University of Nevada, Reno from 1929 to 1931.[1] Philbrook died on March 29, 1964 at his home in Vancouver, Washington.[3]

Head coaching record[edit]

Football[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Whittier Poets (Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) (1927–1928)
1927 Whittier 6–2–1 4–2–1 3rd
1928 Whittier 3–4–1 2–3–1 4th
Whittier: 9–6–2 6–5–2
Nevada Wolf Pack (Far Western Conference) (1929–1931)
1929 Nevada 2–5–1 2–1 2nd
1930 Nevada 2–4–2 2–1 2nd
1931 Nevada 2–5–2 2–1–1 5th
Nevada: 6–15–5 6–4–1
Total: 15–21–7

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c George Philbrook Archived September 29, 2015, at the Wayback Machine.. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ George Philbrook. trackfield.brinkster.net
  3. ^ "Former Nevada Coach Philbrook Dies; Ex-mentor Star for Irish, '09". Nevada State Journal. Reno, Nevada. April 1, 1964. Retrieved September 21, 2015 – via Newspapers.com open access publication – free to read.