Eugene Garbee

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Eugene Garbee
Eugene Garbee.jpg
Garbee pictured in The Rhododendron 1942, Appalachian State yeabook
Sport(s) Football, basketball
Biographical details
Born (1907-05-29)May 29, 1907
Billings, Missouri
Died November 8, 1996(1996-11-08) (aged 89)
Winslow, Arizona
Playing career
1929–1930 Southwest Missouri State
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1933–1934 Appalachian State
1934–1935 Appalachian State
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
1933–1934 Appalachian State
Head coaching record
Overall 10–6–1 (football)
8–11 (basketball)

Eugene Emmett Garbee (May 29, 1907 – November 8, 1996) was an American football and basketball coach and college administrator. He was the third head football coach and the first head basketball coach at Appalachian State Teachers College—now known as Appalachian State University—located in Boone, North Carolina.[1]

Garbee was born on May 29, 1907 in Billings, Missouri.[2] He graduated from Southwest Missouri State Teacher's College–now known as Missouri State University–in 1931 with a bachelor's degree. He later earned a master's degree from George Peabody College—now Peabody College, a division of Vanderbilt University—and a doctorate from New York University. He taught health and physical education at Drake University from 1949 to 1952. Garbee was president of Upper Iowa University from 1952 to 1970. He died on November 8, 1996 in Winslow, Arizona.[3]

Head coaching record[edit]


Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Appalachian State Mountaineers (North State Conference) (1933–1934)
1933 Appalachian State 7–2 1–0
1934 Appalachian State 3–4–1 1–0
Appalachian State: 10–6–1 2–0
Total: 10–6–1


Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Appalachian State Mountaineers (North State Conference) (1934–1935)
1934–35 Appalachian State 8–11
Total: 8–11


  1. ^ Mike Flynn, ed. (2009). "History and Traditions: All-Time Coaching Records". Appalachian Football 2009 Media Guide (PDF). Appalachian Sports Information. p. 184. 
  2. ^ Who's who in American education: a biographical dictionary of eminent living ... - Robert Cecil Cook - Google Books. Retrieved January 21, 2012 – via Google Books. 
  3. ^ "GARBEE, Eugene ( -1996)". Retrieved January 21, 2012.