Charles Hockenberry

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Charles Hockenberry
Sport(s) Football, basketball, baseball
Biographical details
Born (1918-06-21)June 21, 1918
Josephine, Pennsylvania
Died March 15, 2007(2007-03-15) (aged 88)
Morgantown, West Virginia
Playing career
1938–1939 West Virginia
1938–1939 West Virginia
1939–1941 West Virginia
1941–1942 Allentown Wings
1946 Rochester Red Wings
Position(s) Halfback (football)
Catcher (baseball)
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1947–1948 West Virginia Tech
1947 West Virginia
Head coaching record
Overall 10–8 (football)
9–7 (baseball)

Charles E. "Charley" Hockenberry (June 21, 1918 – March 15, 2007) was an American football, basketball, baseball player and coach. He served as the head football coach at the West Virginia University Institute of Technology from 1947 to 1948, compiling a record of 10–8. Hockenberry was also the head baseball coach at West Virginia University in 1947, tallying a mark of 9–7.

Playing career[edit]

Hockenberry earned his Bachelor of Science degree from West Virginia University in 1941. While there, he lettered in baseball, football and basketball. After graduation, he played minor league baseball before enlisting in the United States Army Air Forces.

Coaching career[edit]

Hockenberry was the head football coach for the West Virginia Tech Golden Bears located in Montgomery, West Virginia. He held that position for the 1947 and 1948 seasons. His coaching record at West Virginia Tech was 10 wins and 8 losses. As of the conclusion of the 2009 season, this ranks him #11 at West Virginia Tech in total wins and #7 at the school in winning percentage (.556).[1]

He returned to WVU in 1952 and worked in the athletic department until 1978. He was inducted into the WVU Sports Hall of Fame in 2005.[2]


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