George Krebs
Krebs pictured in The Monticola, West Virginia yearbook
Date of birth: (1872-03-05)March 5, 1872
Place of birth: New Martinsville, West Virginia
Date of death: May 8, 1939(1939-05-08) (aged 67)
Place of death: Charleston, West Virginia
Career information
Career highlights and awards
  • Coaching record: 5–4–1

George R. Krebs (March 5, 1872 – May 8, 1939) was an American football player and coach. He served as the fifth head football coach at West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia and he held that position for the 1897 season, in which he also captained the team. His coaching record at West Virginia was 5–4–1.[1] A native of New Martinsville,[2] Krebs graduated from West Virginia University in 1899 in with a degree in engineering.[3]

Krebs also played professional football during this period for the Latrobe Athletic Association and was even a member of the 1898 Western Pennsylvania All-Star football team.[4] He died in 1939 of heart problems.[5]

Head coaching record

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
West Virginia Mountaineers (Independent) (1897)
1897 West Virginia 5–4–1
West Virginia: 5–4–1
Total: 5–4–1
Indicates BCS bowl, Bowl Alliance or Bowl Coalition game.


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