March 26, 1906|
Elk Lick, Pennsylvania
|Died||March 7, 1983
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1930–1940||Waynesboro HS (PA)|
|1941||Western Maryland (freshmen)|
|Head coaching record|
|Overall||132–68–8 (college football)
53–55 (college basketball)
|Accomplishments and honors|
|Amos Alonzo Stagg Award (1969)|
|College Football Hall of Fame
Inducted in 1973 (profile)
Charles A. "Rip" Engle (March 26, 1906 – March 7, 1983) was an American football player and coach of football and basketball. He served as the head football coach at Brown University from 1944 to 1949 and at Pennsylvania State University from 1950 to 1966, compiling a career college football record of 132–68–8. Engle was also the head basketball coach Western Maryland College–now known as McDaniel College–during the 1941–42 season at Brown from 1942 to 1946, tallying a career college basketball mark of 53–55. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a coach in 1973.
Early life and playing career
Under the leadership of Engle at Brown, Joe Paterno developed as a capable quarterback and a skillful leader. After graduating in 1950, Paterno joined Engle at Penn State as an assistant coach. Upon Engle's retirement in February 1966, Paterno was named coach of the Nittany Lions for the 1966 season, a position he would hold until 2011. Engle's best season at Penn State was in 1962 when the Lions went 9–2, were ranked ninth in the country, and played in the Gator Bowl. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1973.
Head coaching record
|Brown Bears (Independent) (1944–1949)|
|Penn State Nittany Lions (Independent) (1950–1965)|
|1959||Penn State||9–2||W Liberty||10||12|
|1960||Penn State||7–3||W Liberty||16|
|1961||Penn State||8–3||W Gator||19||17|
|1962||Penn State||9–2||L Gator||9||9|
|National championship Conference title Conference division title|
|#Rankings from final Coaches Poll.
°Rankings from final AP Poll.