Charles R. Soleau

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Charles R. Soleau
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born c. 1910
New Jersey
Died 1963 (aged 52–53)
Playing career
1929–1932 Colgate
Position(s) Quarterback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1942 North Carolina Pre-Flight (assistant)
1946–1947 Franklin & Marshall
Head coaching record
Overall 7–7–1

Charles Richard "Charlie" Soleau (c. 1910 – 1963) was an American football player and coach. He was also the father of National Football League player Bob Soleau.[1]

Playing career[edit]

Soleau was an All-American quarterback[2] for the Colgate Red Raiders (now called simply the "Colgate Raiders") from 1929 until 1932, where he played under Hall of Fame coach Andrew Kerr.[3] He was also named to the 1932 "All-Scout" team by Boys' Life magazine.[4] Parke H. Davis declared the 1932 team National Champions.[5]

Coaching career[edit]

In 1942, Soleau served as an assistant coach for the North Carolina Pre-Flight Cloudbusters.[6] He was later named the head college football coach for the Franklin & Marshall Diplomats located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He held that position for the 1946 and 1947 seasons. His coaching record at Franklin & Marshall was 7–7–1.[7]


  1. ^ W&M's Bob Soleau is SC's Player of the Year. November 30, 1962. The Free-Lance Star. Retrieved on September 10, 2013.
  2. ^ "2005 Colgate Football-History" (PDF). Colgate University. 2005. Retrieved April 14, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Sport: Football". Time Magazine. December 5, 1932. Retrieved April 14, 2011. 
  4. ^ An All-America All-Scout Team. Boys' Life. p. 13. Retrieved April 14, 2011. 
  5. ^ 2007 NCAA Division I Football Records Book, National Collegiate Athletic Association, 2007, retrieved December 5, 2008.
  6. ^ "Ten grid games for Navy school". The News and Courier. Charleston, SC. The United Press. July 12, 1942. p. 14. Retrieved January 15, 2012. 
  7. ^ DeLassus, David. "Franklin & Marshall Coaching Records". College Football Data Warehouse. Archived from the original on November 21, 2010. Retrieved April 9, 2011. 

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