Anthony Chez
Chez pictured in The Monticola, West Virginia yearbook
Sport(s)Football, basketball, baseball
Biographical details
Born(1872-01-12)January 12, 1872
Richmond, Iowa
DiedDecember 30, 1937(1937-12-30) (aged 65)
Harrison, Ohio
Alma materOberlin (1900)
Head coaching record
Overall24–20–2 (football)
23–30 (basketball)
20–16–2 (baseball)

Anthony Wencel Chez (January 12, 1872 – December 30, 1937) was an American football, basketball, and baseball coach and college athletics administrator. He served as the head football coach at Wabash College (1900), DePauw University (1901), the University of Cincinnati (1902–1903), and West Virginia University (1904), compiling a career college football record of 24–20–2. Chez was also the head basketball coach at Cincinnati (1902–1904) and West Virginia (1904–1907), amassing a career college basketball record of 23–30. In addition, he was the head baseball coach at Wabash in 1901 and Cincinnati from 1902 to 1904, tallying a career college baseball mark of 20–16–2. From 1904 to 1913 Chez served as West Virginia's athletic director.

Coaching careerEdit

Chez was the 13th head football coach at the Wabash College located in Crawfordsville, Indiana and he held that position for the 1900 season. His record at Wabash was 5–4. In 1901, he became head football coach at rival DePauw University, where he led the Tigers to an 8–3 season, including two big wins (32–2, 35–5) over his former employer to the north, Wabash. From 1902 to 1903, he served as the head football coach at the University of Cincinnati, where he compiled a 5–10–2 record. In 1904, he was the head football coach at West Virginia University, where he compiled a 6–3 record.

Head coaching recordEdit


Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Wabash Little Giants (Independent) (1900)
1900 Wabash 5–4
Wabash: 5–4
DePauw Tigers (Independent) (1901)
1901 DePauw 8–3
DePauw: 8–3
Cincinnati Bearcats (Independent) (1902–1903)
1902 Cincinnati 4–2–2
1903 Cincinnati 1–8
Cincinnati: 5–10–2
West Virginia Mountaineers (Independent) (1904)
1904 West Virginia 6–3
West Virginia: 6–3
Total: 24–20–2
Indicates BCS bowl, Bowl Alliance or Bowl Coalition game.


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