GEORGE TERLEP (Deceased)
Inducted: August 17, 1985 in South Bend, 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.