Ed Kubale

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Ed Kubale
Ed Kubale.jpg
Kubale c. 1921
Born: (1899-11-22)November 22, 1899
South Bend, Indiana
Died: February 4, 1971(1971-02-04) (aged 71)
Danville, Kentucky
Career information
Position(s) Center
College Centre College
Career history
As coach
1925–1928 TCU (assistant)
1929–1937 Centre
1938–1941 Southwestern (TN)
1944 Brooklyn Tigers
As player
1920–1923 Centre
Career highlights and awards

Edwin C. "Ed" Kubale (November 22, 1899 – February 4, 1971) was an American football player and coach.

Centre College[edit]

Kubale came to Centre College from Fort Smith, Arkansas, where he played for coach Frank Bridges. Kubale played center for the Centre Praying Colonels. He replaced All-American Red Weaver at the center position in 1921, the same year that Centre upset Harvard 6 to 0.[1] Walter Camp gave him honorable mention All-America in 1922.[2] Kubale was captain of the 1923 team.[3] He was twice selected All-Southern.[4] Kubale wore number 8.


Kubale coached professionally in the National Football League during the 1944 season for the Brooklyn Tigers. During his time with the Tigers he was a co-coach with Frank Bridges and Pete Cawthon.[5]


  1. ^ Valarie H. Ziegler. "The Centre Harvard Game of 1921". Retrieved February 2, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Camp's All America Stars Show Why They Are Winners; Have Brains, Power, Spirit". Harrisburg Telegraph. December 26, 1922. p. 15. Retrieved March 8, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  3. ^ "Ed Kubale". Retrieved February 2, 2015. 
  4. ^ "The Telegraph's All-Southern". Mercer Cluster. December 7, 1923. pp. 3; 6. 
  5. ^ John Maxymuk (2012-07-30). NFL Head Coaches: A Biographical Dictionary, 1920-2011. p. 151. ISBN 9780786492954.