Hugo Bezdek biography

Hugo Bezdek

American football head coach

1884 – 1952

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Who was Hugo Bezdek?

Hugo Francis Bezdek was a Czech American sports figure who played American football and was a coach of football, basketball, and baseball. He was the head football coach at the University of Oregon, the University of Arkansas, Penn State University, and Delaware Valley College. Bezdek also coached the Mare Island Marines in the 1918 Rose Bowl and the Cleveland Rams of the National Football League in 1937 and part of the 1938 season. In addition, Bezdek coached basketball at Oregon and Penn State, coached baseball at Arkansas, Oregon and Penn State, and served as the manager of Major League Baseball's Pittsburgh Pirates. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a coach in 1954.

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Born
Apr 1, 1884
Prague
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • University of Chicago
Lived in
  • Prague
Died
Sep 19, 1952
Atlantic City

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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