TERLEP, GEORGE

GEORGE TERLEP  (Deceased)

Inducted:  August 17, 1985 in South Bend, IN
       
Date of Birth:  April 12, 1923 in Elkhart, IN

High School Attended:  Elkhart                                     Graduated:  1942

High School Honors:  All-State Halfback 1941; All-Northern Indiana Conference Halfback 1941; participated in football 1937-1941.

College Attended:  University of Notre Dame                 Graduated:  1949

College Honors:  Played quarterback 1943-1944; was a member of National Championship team 1943.

College career interrupted with service in the Navy; was quarterback on the 1945 Great Lakes Naval Training team coached by Paul Brown that upset Notre Dame.

Professional Athletic Background:  Quarterback for Buffalo Bills 1946 and 1947 in All American Conference; quarterback for Cleveland Browns 1948.

Professional Athletic Honors:  Bills were Eastern Division Champions 1947; Browns won 15 games in a row and were National Champions 1948.

Coaching Experience:  Backfield coach at the following schools - University of South Carolina 1949-1950; Vanderbilt University 1951-1952; Marquette University 1953; University of Pennsylvania 1954-1955; and,  Indiana University 1956; head coach at Saskatchewan Rough Riders of Canadian Football League 1958; backfield coach of Hamilton Tiger Cats of CFL 1957; general manager of Ottawa Rough Riders, CFL, 1959-1962.

Coaching Honors:  Vanderbilt defeated 2 bowl teams and tied a third; Hamilton Tigers won Grey Cup 1957; Ottawa won Grey Cup 2 years and finished 2nd twice during his tenure.

Special Recognition:  After retiring from football in 1962, entered private business in the RV and mobile home industry; retired in 1985.

Family:  Wife, Alma; children, Cynthia, Bob, Marianne, Bill, and Tim

Coach Terlep passed away May 17, 2010.