Bob Breitenstein (American football coach)

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Bob Breitenstein
Bob Breitenstein.jpg
Breitenstein pictured in The Rhododendron 1962, Appalachian State yearbook
Biographical details
Born(1913-07-24)July 24, 1913
Cincinnati, Ohio
DiedMarch 28, 2002(2002-03-28) (aged 88)
Boone, North Carolina
Playing career
1935–1936Miami (OH)
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1946–1948Shaker Heights HS (OH)
1949–1955Miami (FL) (backfield)
1957–1958Appalachian State (assistant)
1959Appalachian State
1960–1963Appalachian State (assistant)
Head coaching record
Overall6–4 (college)

Robert Logan Breitenstein (July 24, 1913 – March 28, 2002) was an American football player and coach. He served as the head football coach at Appalachian State Teachers College—now known as Appalachian State University—for one season in 1959, compiling a record of 6–4.[1]

Breitenstein was a native of Cincinnati, Ohio. He attended Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where he played college football as a halfback.[2] Breitenstein coached high school football at Shaker Heights High School in Shaker Heights, Ohio. He resigned as head football coach there in 1949 to take a job as backfield coach under Andy Gustafson at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida.[3] At Miami, he coached quarterback George Mira and fullback Don Bosseler. Breitenstein died in 2002.

Head coaching record[edit]


Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Appalachian State Mountaineers (North State Conference) (1959)
1959 Appalachian State 6–4 5–1 2nd
Appalachian State: 6–4 5–1
Total: 6–4


  1. ^ Mike Flynn, ed. (2009). "History and Traditions: All-Time Coaching Records". Appalachian Football 2009 Media Guide (PDF). Appalachian Sports Information. p. 184.
  2. ^ Peavy, Margaret (September 23, 1954). "Family Life Centers Around Florida Room". The Miami News. Miami, Florida. p. 2-B. Retrieved August 11, 2015.
  3. ^ "Breitenstein Quits to Join U. Miami". Miami Daily News. Miami, Florida. Associated Press. May 22, 1949. p. 6-D. Retrieved August 10, 2015 – via Google News.