Charles R. Soleau
Biographical details
BornOctober 24, 1909
Newark, New Jersey
DiedApril 18, 1963(1963-04-18) (aged 52)[1]
New York
Playing career
Head coaching record

Charles Richard Soleau (October 24, 1909 – April 18 1963) was an American football player and coach. He was also the father of National Football League player Bob Soleau.[2]

Playing careerEdit

Soleau was an All-American quarterback[3] for the Colgate Red Raiders (now called simply the "Colgate Raiders") from 1929 until 1932, where he played under Hall of Fame coach Andrew Kerr.[4] He was also named to the 1932 "All-Scout" team by Boys' Life magazine.[5] Parke H. Davis declared the 1932 team National Champions.[6]

Coaching careerEdit

In 1942, Soleau served as an assistant coach for the North Carolina Pre-Flight Cloudbusters.[7] He was later named the head college football coach for the Franklin & Marshall Diplomats located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He held that position for the 1946 and 1947 seasons. His coaching record at Franklin & Marshall was 7–7–1.[8]


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