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Encyclopedia > Wesley Fesler
Wes Fesler
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Date of birth June 29, 1908
Place of birth Youngstown, Ohio
Date of death July 30, 1989
Sport American football
College
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School as a player
1929-1930 Ohio State University
Position End
Schools as a coach
1941-1942
1946
1947-1950
1951-1953
Wesleyan
Pitt
Ohio State
Minnesota
College Football Hall of Fame, 1954
Basketball Hall of Fame, [[{{{BBallHOF}}} in sports|{{{BBallHOF}}}]]

Wesley Eugene "Wes" Fesler (June 29, 1908 - July 30, 1989) was a three-sport athlete at the Ohio State University, including three consecutive years as a consensus first-team All-America selection in American football. He was later the football head coach at Wesleyan, Pitt, Ohio State, and Minnesota, and the basketball head coach at Harvard and Princeton. June 29 is the 180th day of the year (181st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 185 days remaining. ... 1908 (MCMVIII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Official website: http://www. ... July 30 is the 211th day (212th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 154 days remaining. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... The Ohio State University is a coeducational public research university in the U.S. state of Ohio. ... An End in American football is a player that lines up at the very end of the line of scrimmage. ... Wesleyan University founded in 1831, is a private, liberal arts university in Middletown, Connecticut. ... The University of Pittsburgh is a state-related, doctoral/research university in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... The Ohio State University is a coeducational public research university in the U.S. state of Ohio. ... Washington Avenue Bridge at night The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, almost always abbreviated U of M, and sometimes referred to as The U by locals, is the oldest and largest part of the University of Minnesota system. ... The College Football Hall of Fame, located in South Bend, Indiana, United States, is a hall of fame devoted to college football. ... See also: 1953 in sports, other events of 1954, 1955 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing NASCAR Championship - Lee Petty AAA Racing: Bill Vukovich won the Indianapolis 500 Jimmy Bryan won the season championship Formula One Championship - Juan Manuel Fangio of Argentina 24 hours of... The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame honors players who have shown exceptional skill at basketball, all-time great coaches and referees, and other major contributors to the game. ... June 29 is the 180th day of the year (181st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 185 days remaining. ... 1908 (MCMVIII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... July 30 is the 211th day (212th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 154 days remaining. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Ohio State University is a coeducational public research university in the U.S. state of Ohio. ... An All-America team is a sports team composed of star players. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... The head coach in sports coaching is the coach who is in charge of the other coaches. ... Wesleyan University founded in 1831, is a private, liberal arts university in Middletown, Connecticut. ... The University of Pittsburgh is a state-related, doctoral/research university in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... The Ohio State University is a coeducational public research university in the U.S. state of Ohio. ... Washington Avenue Bridge at night The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, almost always abbreviated U of M, and sometimes referred to as The U by locals, is the oldest and largest part of the University of Minnesota system. ... The head coach in sports coaching is the coach who is in charge of the other coaches. ... Harvard University is a private university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, and a member of the Ivy League. ...

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Athlete

Fesler came to Ohio State from Youngstown, Ohio. At Ohio State, Fesler was Phi Beta Kappa and earned a total of nine varsity letters in baseball, basketball, and football. He was a charter inductee in the Ohio State Varsity O Hall of Fame in 1977. Official website: http://www. ... The Phi Beta Kappa Society is an honor society which considers its mission to be fostering and recognizing excellence in undergraduate liberal arts and sciences. ... A varsity letter (or monogram) is an award earned in the United States by regular participation or excellence in a school sport. ... A view of the playing field at Busch Stadium II St. ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... The Ohio State Varsity O Hall of Fame is the athletic hall of fame for the Ohio State University. ...


Football

Many believe Fesler's greatest talents were in football. He primarily played end and was a consensus first-team All-America selection in 1928 and 1929 and a unanimous first-team All-America selection in 1930. Depending on the game situation, he would sometimes move into the backfield as a fullback. In 1930, he was voted the Most Valuable Player in the Big Ten. An End in American football is a player that lines up at the very end of the line of scrimmage. ... An All-America team is a sports team composed of star players. ... An All-America team is a sports team composed of star players. ... Most football games include a position called fullback or full back. ...


Jock Sutherland, the University of Pittsburgh coach, called Fesler "a one man team. It is unbelievable how that boy can do so many things." In 1939 Grantland Rice listed Fesler at end on his all-time college football team. Fesler was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1954. Dr. John B. Jock Sutherland Born on March 11, 1889, at Coupar Angus, Scotland. ... The University of Pittsburgh is a state-related, doctoral/research university in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... Grantland Rice (November 1, 1880–July 13, 1954) was an early 20th century American sportswriter. ... A college football game between Colorado State University and the Air Force Academy. ... The College Football Hall of Fame, located in South Bend, Indiana, United States, is a hall of fame devoted to college football. ...

Preceded by:
Bill Glassgow
Big Ten Football MVP
1930
Succeeded by:
Clarence Munn
Preceded by:
First award
Ohio State Buckeyes
Football Season MVP

1930
Succeeded by:
Robert Haubrich
Preceded by:
Alan Holman
Ohio State Buckeyes
Football Captain

1930
Succeeded by:
Stu Holcomb

The Chicago Tribune Silver Football is awarded by the Chicago Tribune to the college football player determined to be the Most Valuable Player of the Big Ten Conference. ... Ohio State Buckeyes football is the American football varsity sports program of The Ohio State University. ... Ohio State Buckeyes football is the American football varsity sports program of The Ohio State University. ...

Basketball

In basketball Fesler was a guard. He was the basketball captain as a junior in the Spring of 1930, and the football captain as a senior in the Autumn of that year. He was Ohio State's first consensus first-team All-America selection in 1931. Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005 For other uses, see Basketball (disambiguation). ...

Preceded by:
George Van Heyde
Ohio State Buckeyes
Basketball Captain

1930
Succeeded by:
Dick Larkins

Ohio States intercollegiate sports teams are called the Buckeyes (after the state tree, the Buckeye), and participate in the NCAAs Division I-A in all sports and the Big Ten Conference in most sports. ...

Coach

Fesler ignored interest from teams of the National Football League and instead pursued a career in coaching. He began his coaching career as an assistant to his Ohio State football coach, Sam Willaman, in 1931 and 1932. In 1933 Fesler accepted an offer from Harvard University as head coach of the basketball team and backfield coach of the football team. He stayed at Harvard until 1941. The position at Harvard turned out to be the longest tenure of his career. The National Football League (NFL) is the largest professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities and regions. ... Harvard University campus (old map) Harvard University (incorporated as The President and Fellows of Harvard College) is an accredited private university in Cambridge, Massachusetts. ... The head coach in sports coaching is the coach who is in charge of the other coaches. ...


In 1941 Fesler accepted an offer from Wesleyan University to be the head coach of their football team. Unfortunately the Wesleyan football program was interrupted in 1942 by World War II. In 1945 Fesler accepted an offer from Princeton as head basketball coach and assistant football coach. He was later the football head coach at the University of Pittsburgh (1946), Ohio State (1947-50) and the University of Minnesota (1951-53). Wesleyan University founded in 1831, is a private, liberal arts university in Middletown, Connecticut. ... Combatants Allies: Soviet Union United Kingdom United States and others Axis Powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Winston Churchill Franklin Roosevelt Joseph Stalin Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tojo Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000,000 Total dead: 50,000,000 Military dead: 8,000... The University of Pittsburgh is a state-related, doctoral/research university in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... Washington Avenue Bridge at night The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, almost always abbreviated U of M, and sometimes referred to as The U by locals, is the oldest and largest part of the University of Minnesota system. ...


Fesler's 1949 Ohio State team was the Big Ten Conference co-champion and beat the Univerity of California in the Rose Bowl. He helped develop the talents of 1950 Heisman Trophy winner Vic Janowicz at Ohio State and two-time Big Ten MVP (1952 and 1953) Paul Giel at Minnesota. See also: 1948 in sports, other events of 1949, 1950 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto racing The first 24 hours of Le Mans is held since the beginning of World War II. Luigi Chinetti and Lord Seldson win the race in a Ferrari 166M. Baseball... Big Ten Conference The Big Ten Conference is the United States oldest college athletic conference. ... The University of California, Berkeley (also known as UC Berkeley, Berkeley, Cal, and by other names, see below) is the oldest and flagship campus of the ten-campus University of California system. ... The Rose Bowl can refer to: The Rose Bowl stadium in Pasadena, California. ... See also: 1949 in sports, other events of 1950, 1951 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing NASCAR Championship - Bill Rexford AAA Racing: Henry Banks won the series championship Johnnie Parsons won the Indianapolis 500 Formula One Champion: The first World Championship for drivers under the... The Heisman Memorial Trophy Award (also known simply as the Heisman Trophy or The Heisman), named after former college football player and coach John W. Heisman, is considered the most prestigious award in American college football. ... Vic Janowicz played halfback for Ohio State University. ... Paul Giel was an football and baseball player from Winona, Minnesota. ...


Fesler had a stronger record as a football coach than as a basketball coach. His combined record as football head coach (at Wesleyan, Pitt, Ohio State, and Minnesota) was 21-13-3. His combined record as basketball head coach (at Harvard and Princeton) was 67-108.

Preceded by:
Ed Wachter
Harvard Crimson Head Basketball Coaches
1933-41
Succeeded by:
Earl Brown
Preceded by:
Jack Blott
Wesleyan Cardinals Head Football Coaches
1941-1942
Succeeded by:
Norm Daniels
Preceded by:
Leonard Hattinger
Princeton Tigers Head Basketball Coaches
1945-1946
Succeeded by:
Franklin Cappon
Preceded by:
Clark Shaughnessy
Pitt Panthers Head Football Coaches
1946
Succeeded by:
Mike Milligan
Preceded by:
Paul Bixler
Ohio State Buckeyes Head Football Coaches
1947-1950
Succeeded by:
Woody Hayes
Preceded by:
Bernie Bierman
Minnesota Golden Gophers Head Football Coaches
1951-1953
Succeeded by:
Murray Warmath

Edward A. Wachter (June 30, 1883 - March 12, 1966) was one of the first professional basketball players. ... Harvard University campus (old map) Harvard University (incorporated as The President and Fellows of Harvard College) is an accredited private university in Cambridge, Massachusetts. ... Wesleyan University founded in 1831, is a private, liberal arts university in Middletown, Connecticut. ... Princeton University is a coeducational private university located in Princeton, New Jersey. ... Clark Daniel Shaughnessy (born March 6, 1892, died May 15, 1970) was an American Football coach. ... The University of Pittsburgh is a state-related, doctoral/research university in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... Mike Milligan (b. ... Paul O. Bixler (1907-1985) was an American football coach who was head coach at Ohio State University for one year (1946). ... The Ohio State University is a coeducational public research university in the U.S. state of Ohio. ... Wayne Woodrow Woody Hayes (February 14, 1913 – March 12, 1987) was an American football coach who is best remembered for his 28-year tenure at the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio from 1951-1978. ... Bernie Bierman ( March 11, 1894 to March 7, 1977) best remember as a college football coach . ... Washington Avenue Bridge at night The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, almost always abbreviated U of M, and sometimes referred to as The U by locals, is the oldest and largest part of the University of Minnesota system. ...

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