George H. Brooke
|George H. Brooke|
July 9, 1874|
|Died||November 16, 1938
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|Head coaching record|
College Football Data Warehouse
|Accomplishments and honors|
|College Football Hall of Fame
Inducted in 1969 (profile)
George Haydock Brooke (July 9, 1874 – November 16, 1938) was an American football player and coach. He played college football as a fullback at Swarthmore College from 1889 to 1892 and at the University of Pennsylvania from 1893 to 1895. Brooke served as the head football coach at Stanford University (1897), Swarthmore (1900–1912), and Penn (1913–1915), compiling a career college football coaching record of 89–46–10. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a player in 1969.
Brooke played seven years of college football at Swarthmore College and then at the University of Pennsylvania. He was selected as an All-American in 1894 and 1895 while playing for the University of Pennsylvania. Penn was undefeated and won the national championship of football in the two seasons that Brooke was named an All-American. All-American selector, Caspar Whitney called Brooke a "very hard man to stop. He strikes the line with almost irresistible force."
Following his playing career, Brooke was the head football coach at Stanford University in 1897, compiling a record of 4–1. From 1900 to 1912 he coached Swarthmore College's football team, earning an overall record of 72–32–6. He coached three years at the University of Pennsylvania, where his record was 13–12–4.
Other interests and legacy
Head coaching record
|Stanford (Independent) (1897)|
|Swarthmore Garnet Tide (Independent) (1900–1912)|
|Penn Quakers (Independent) (1913–1915)|
- George H. Brooke at the College Football Hall of Fame
- George H. Brooke at the College Football Data Warehouse