Gil Dobie

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Birthday
21, 1879
Birthplace
Hastings, MN
Death Date
Dec 23, 1948 (69)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
21, 1879
Birthplace
Hastings, MN
Death Date
Dec 23, 1948 (69)

About

Legend of the University of Washington's football program who led the Huskies to 58 straight wins over eight perfect seasons.

Before Fame

He played college football with the University of Minnesota, staying with the University as an assistant coach after graduation, and taking the job at UW in 1908.

Trivia

He was one of the first coaches to employ the pass as a part of the offense, and emphasized speed and quickness to wear down opponents.

Family Life

The son of Scottish immigrants, he was orphaned by the age of eight, and was raised in an orphanage.

Associated With

A contemporary of other College Football Hall of Fame coaches like Knute Rockne, he established his own dynasty on the west coast.