Bob Trocolor

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Bob Trocolor
No. 9
Position: Quarterback, halfback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1917-03-31)March 31, 1917
Place of birth: Oak Hill, Texas
Date of death: July 27, 1984(1984-07-27) (aged 67)
Place of death: Franklin Lakes, New Jersey
Career information
College: Long Island, Alabama
Undrafted: 1942
Career history
As player:
As coach:

Robert G. "Bob" Trocolor (March 31, 1917 – July 27, 1984) was an American football player and coach. He was also a college basketball and football head coach as well as movie actor.

Football career[edit]


Trocolor played college football for the Long Island Blackbirds before transferring to play for the Alabama Crimson Tide. He then went undrafted in 1942 but eventually landed a spot with the National Football League's New York Giants, for whom he played for two seasons as a substitute quarterback, punt returner and halfback. In 1944, Trocolor was traded to the Brooklyn Tigers and played in two games. The team merged with the Boston Yanks in 1945, but Trocolor did not get picked up, so his professional football career ended after three seasons.


In 1974, Trocolor became the third head football coach in William Paterson University Pioneers football program history. He served for just one year and compiled a 2–7 overall record (1–4 conference).

Basketball head coach[edit]

Trocolor was chosen as the 12th head coach in Stetson University's men's basketball program history. Similar to his brief stint as a college football coach, he only stayed for one year—the 1949–50 season—before moving on. In his lone season as the Hatters' head coach he compiled a 6–16 record.


In the 1953 film Big Leaguer, Trocolor plays himself. The movie is about a group of 18- to 22-year-old men who are trying out for a Major League Baseball team, and he is one of the players.

Head coaching record[edit]


Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Stetson Hatters (Dixie Conference) (1949)
1949 Stetson 4–5–1
Stetson: 4–5–1
William Paterson Pioneers (New Jersey State Athletic Conference) (1974)
1974 William Paterson 3–7 1–4 5th
William Paterson: 3–7 1–4
Total: 7–12–1


Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Stetson Hatters (Independent) (1949–1950)
1949–50 Stetson 6–16
Stetson: 6–16
Total: 6–16


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