Gene Berry
Biographical details
Born(1891-12-07)December 7, 1891
Cooke County, Texas
DiedNovember 28, 1968(1968-11-28) (aged 76)
Huntsville, Texas
Playing career
Head coaching record
Overall14–15–1 (football)
14–0 (basketball)

Eugene Riley Berry (December 7, 1891 – November 28, 1968) was an American football player and collegiate athletics coach. He is credited with founding the athletic department at Sam Houston State University–then known as Sam Houston State Teachers College–in 1914.[1] He served as the school's head football coach (1914–1917, 1919) and head men's basketball coach (1917–1919).[2]

Berry played college football at the University of Texas at Austin, earning letters in 1912 and 1913.[3]


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