Charles F. Erb
|Charles F. Erb|
Gem of the Mountains, 1927 Idaho yearbook
|Born||December 8, 1902|
|Died||March 6, 1952
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|Head coaching record|
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Charles Freeman Erb, Jr. (December 8, 1902 – March 6, 1952) was an American football player and coach. He was the head coach at the University of Nevada, Reno (1924), the University of Idaho (1926–1928), and Humboldt State College (1935), compiling a career college football record of 19–14–7. Erb played college football as a quarterback at the University of California, Berkeley from 1920 to 1923. A member of the Andy Smith Wonder Teams, Erb's Cal team won the 1921 Rose Bowl and tied in the 1922 New Year's Day classic. He died during the night of March 6, 1952 in Hollywood, California.
In 1924, he coached at Nevada, where he compiled a 3–4–1 record. He was hired at Idaho in May 1926 as head coach and director of athletics, where he compiled a 10–9–5 record in three seasons. His 1927 team contended for the title in the Pacific Coast Conference, but the 1928 team had a more difficult season, after which he submitted his resignation.
After Idaho, his career record stood at 13–13–6 in four seasons. In 1935, he coached at Humboldt State, where he compiled a 6–1–1 record.
Head coaching record
|Nevada Wolf Pack (Independent) (1924)|
|Idaho Vandals (Pacific Coast Conference) (1926–1928)|
|Humboldt State () (1935)|
|National championship Conference title Conference division title|
- "Charles Freeman Erb". Gem of the Mountains, University of Idaho yearbook. 1927. p. 148.
- "Erb will coach Idaho gridders". Spokane Daily Chronicle. May 12, 1926. p. 19.
- "1927 Football". Gem of the Mountains, University of Idaho yearbook. 1928. p. 162.
- "The Season of 1928". Gem of the Mountains, University of Idaho yearbook. 1929. p. 164.
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