Gus Tebell

Gus Tebell

Tebell, c. 1927
Sport(s) Football, basketball, baseball
Biographical details
Born (1897-09-06)September 6, 1897
St. Charles, Illinois
Died May 1969
Charlottesville, Virginia
Playing career
1920–1922 Wisconsin
1923–1924 Columbus Tigers
1920–1923 Wisconsin
Position(s) End (football)
Guard (basketball)
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1923 Columbus Tigers
1925–1929 NC State
1930–1933 Virginia (assistant)
1934–1936 Virginia
1925–1929 NC State
1930–1951 Virginia
1931–1943 Virginia
1945–1955 Virginia
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
1951–1962 Virginia
Head coaching record
Overall 2–0–1 (NFL)
27–43–6 (college football)
319–226 (college basketball)
266–189–9 (college baseball)
Accomplishments and honors
1 SoCon (1927)
All-American, 1922

Gustave Kenneth Tebell (September 6, 1897 – May 1969) was an American football, basketball, and baseball player, coach, and college athletics administrator. From 1925 to 1929, he coached football at North Carolina State University, where he compiled a 21–25–2 record. From 1934 to 1936, he coached at the University of Virginia, where he compiled a 6–18–4 record. From 1930 to 1951, he served as the head men's basketball coach at Virginia. During that tenure, he compiled a 240–190 record. His 240 wins rank third in school history. Tebell also coached baseball at Virginia from 1941 to 1943 and from 1945 to 1955.

Tebell played football and basketball at the University of Wisconsin. As an end on the football team, he was selected a second-team All-American by the New York Times.[1] After graduating, he played for the Columbus Tigers of the National Football League (NFL) in 1923 and 1924 and coached three of the team's games in 1923.

The University of Virginia honors Tebell by giving an annual award in his name, the Gus Tebell Memorial Award, which is granted each year to the graduating male student-athlete with the highest grade point average through his four years at the university.

Tebell in 1922

Head coaching record


Team Year Regular Season Post Season
Won Lost Ties Win % Finish Won Lost Win % Result
Columbus Tigers1923 201.6678th----
COL Total201.66700.000

College football

Year Team Overall Conference Standing
NC State Wolfpack (Southern Conference) (1925–1929)
1925 NC State 3–5–1 0–4–1 18th
1926 NC State 4–6 0–4 21st
1927 NC State 9–1 4–0 T–1st
1928 NC State 4–5–1 1–3–1 17th
1929 NC State 1–8 0–5 22nd
NC State: 21–25–2 5–16–2
Virginia Cavaliers (Southern Conference) (1934–1935)
1934 Virginia 3–6 1–4 9th
1935 Virginia 1–5–4 0–3–2 9th
Virginia Cavaliers (Independent) (1936)
1936 Virginia 2–7
Virginia: 6–18–4 1–7–2
Total: 27–43–6


  1. "M'Carthy Picks Them In Pairs". The Newark Advocate. December 6, 1922.

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