Bob Thalman
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Thalman pictured in Kaleidoscope 1960, Hampden-Sydney yearbook
Sport(s)Football
Biographical details
Born(1922-11-05)November 5, 1922
Wheeling, West Virginia
DiedJanuary 31, 2012(2012-01-31) (aged 89)
Atlanta, Georgia
Head coaching record
Overall80–103–4
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
2 Mason–Dixon (1956–1957)
2 SoCon (1974, 1977)

Robert Joseph Thalman (November 5, 1922 – January 31, 2012)[1] was an American football player and coach. He served as the head football coach at Hampden–Sydney College from 1956 to 1959 and at the Virginia Military Institute (VMI) from 1971 to 1984, compiling a career college football record of 80–103–4. He led the VMI Keydets to Southern Conference championships in 1974 and 1977. Thalman played football at the University of Richmond, from which he graduated in 1948.

Head coaching record[edit | edit source]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Hampden–Sydney Tigers (Mason–Dixon Conference) (1956–1959)
1956 Hampden–Sydney 7–2 3–1 1st
1957 Hampden–Sydney 8–1 4–0 1st
1958 Hampden–Sydney 6–3 3–1 2nd
1959 Hampden–Sydney 5–3–1 2–1–1 T–2nd
Hampden–Sydney: 26–9–1 12–3–1
VMI Keydets (Southern Conference) (1971–1984)
1971 VMI 1–10 1–4 6th
1972 VMI 2–9 1–5 6th
1973 VMI 3–8 2–4 6th
1974 VMI 7–4 5–1 1st
1975 VMI 3–8 2–4 T–6th
1976 VMI 5–5 2–3 5th
1977 VMI 7–4 4–1 T–1st
1978 VMI 3–8 0–4 6th
1979 VMI 6–4–1 4–1 2nd
1980 VMI 3–7–1 1–4–1 6th
1981 VMI 6–3–1 3–1–1 2nd
1982 VMI 5–6 2–3 6th
1983 VMI 2–9 1–5 6th
1984 VMI 1–9 1–4 8th
VMI: 54–94–3 29–44–2
Total: 80–103–4
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title
Indicates BCS bowl, Bowl Alliance or Bowl Coalition game.

Coaching tree[edit | edit source]

Assistant coaches under Bob Thalman who became NCAA head coaches:

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