Charles Eshleman

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Charles Eshleman
Charles Eshleman.jpg
Eshleman as Tulane captain in 1898
Sport(s) Football and track
Biographical details
Born May 18, 1880
New Orleans, Louisiana
Died June 6, 1976(1976-06-06) (aged 96)
Louisiana, U.S.
Playing career
1898–1900 Tulane
Position(s) Fullback, halfback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1903 Tulane
Head coaching record
Overall 2–2–1

Charles Leverich Eshleman, M.D., (May 18, 1880 – June 6, 1976) was an American physician and college football coach. He served as the Tulane University football coach for one season, and amassed a 2–2–1 record in 1903.


Eshleman was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on May 18, 1880 to parents Benjamin Franklin and Fannie (née Leverich) Eshleman.[1] He attended Tulane University, where he played college football from 1898 to 1900 as a fullback and halfback. He served as the team captain in 1898 and 1899.[2] Eshleman returned to coach Tulane for the 1903 season, and his team amassed a 2–2–1 record.[3] While at Tulane, he set the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association record in the 220-yard dash at 23.2 seconds.[4] He was a member of Alpha Tau Omega.[5]

In 1900, he studied literature at Tulane,[6] and in 1904, Eshleman received his medical doctorate from Tulane.[7] In the spring of 1904, he attended the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland to take graduate medical courses.[7] Eshleman was "known for his altruism as well as for his notable achievements in the highly specialized field of Internal Medicine."[1] He taught at the Tulane School of Medicine.[1] In 1918, he was an associate professor of clinical medicine and the acting medical officer at Tulane's Newcomb College.[8]

Eshleman sat on the Board of Tulane from 1936 to 1959, and was an emeritus member of the board from 1959 until 1976.[9] In 1979, Tulane inducted Eshleman into the Tulane Athletics Hall Of Fame.[10] He died in 1976.[11]


  1. ^ a b c J. F. Hyer, The Story of Louisiana, Volume 2, p. 222, 1960.
  2. ^ "All-Time Lettermen", 2009 Tulane Football Media Guide: The History, p. 187, 2009.
  3. ^ "All-Time Coaches", 2009 Tulane Football Media Guide: The History, p. 170, 2009.
  4. ^ Jambalaya, p. 153, Tulane University, 1900.
  5. ^ Jambalaya, p. 191, Tulane University, 1914.
  6. ^ Catalogue of Students, p. 5, Tulane University, 1900.
  7. ^ a b Annual Catalogue and Announcement, p. 122, Johns Hopkins University Medical Department, 1903.
  8. ^ Bulletin of the Tulane University of Louisiana, Series 19, Number 13, p. 26, Tulane University, October 1, 1918.
  9. ^ Beatrice M. Field, POTPOURRI: An Assortment of Tulane's People and Places (PDF), p. 34–36, August 1983.
  10. ^ Tulane Athletics Hall of Fame, Tulane University, retrieved December 12, 2010.
  11. ^ The Times-Picayune, June 1976