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Chuck Klausing
Sport(s)Football
Biographical details
Born (1925-04-19) April 19, 1925 (age 94)
Wilmerding, Pennsylvania
Playing career
1943–1944
1946–1947
Penn State
Slippery Rock
Position(s)Center
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1948–1953
1954–1959
1960
1961–1963
1964–1969
1970–1975
1976–1985
1986
1987–1993
Pitcairn HS (PA)
Braddock HS (PA)
Rutgers (assistant)
Army (assistant)
Indiana State / IUP
West Virginia (assistant)
Carnegie Mellon
Pittsburgh (assistant)
Kiski Prep (PA)
Head coaching record
Overall123–26–2 (college)
Bowls0–1
Tournaments2–4 (NCAA D-III playoffs)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
2 PSAC Western Division (1964–1965)
College Football Hall of Fame
Inducted in 1998 (profile)

Chuck Klausing (born April 19, 1925) is a former American football player and coach. He served as the head football coach at Indiana University of Pennsylvania from 1964 to 1969 and at Carnegie Mellon University from 1976 to 1985, compiling a career college football record of 123–26–2. Klausing's 1968 IUP Indians team played in the Boardwalk Bowl, losing to the Delaware. He was inducted into the of the College Football Hall of Fame as a coach in 1998.

Coaching careerEdit

Klausing was the head football coach at Pitcairn High School from 1948 to 1953 and Braddock High School from 1954 through 1959, where his teams won an unprecedented six consecutive Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League (WPIAL) championships. His six teams at Braddock went 54–0–1 during that time span and broke the national undefeated record set by Massillon Washington High School. Klausing was head coach at Carnegie Mellon University from 1976 to 1985, winning six conference championships and making the NCAA Division III playoffs four times. He won the National Coach of the Year award by ABC-TV in 1979 and TBS 1983 during that time span.

Head coaching recordEdit

CollegeEdit

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Indiana State / IUP Big Indians (Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference) (1964–1965)
1964 Indiana State 8–2 6–0 1st (West)
1965 IUP 6–4 4–2 1st (West)
IUP Indians (Independent) (1966–1969)
1966 IUP 7–2
1967 IUP 8–1
1968 IUP 9–1 L Boardwalk
1969 IUP 8–1
Indiana State / IUP: 46–11 10–2
Carnegie Mellon Tartans () (1976–1985)
1976 Carnegie Mellon 6–1–1
1977 Carnegie Mellon 8–1
1978 Carnegie Mellon 8–2 L NCAA Division III Semifinal
1979 Carnegie Mellon 10–1 L NCAA Division III Semifinal
1980 Carnegie Mellon 8–1
1981 Carnegie Mellon 7–1
1982 Carnegie Mellon 6–3
1983 Carnegie Mellon 9–1 L NCAA Division III Quarterfinal
1984 Carnegie Mellon 6–3
1985 Carnegie Mellon 8–1 L NCAA Division III First Round
Washington: 77–15–2
Total: 123–26–2
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title

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