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For the writer, see Virginius Dabney.
Virginius Dabney
Depiction of Dabney c. 1900
Biographical details
Born(1878-02-02)February 2, 1878
Charlottesville, Virginia
DiedJanuary 17, 1942(1942-01-17) (aged 63)
Washington, D.C.
Playing career
Head coaching record
Accomplishments and honors
All-Southern (1900)

Virginius Dabney (February 2, 1878 – January 17, 1942) was an American college football player and coach. He served as the head coach at Tulane University in 1902.

Playing career


Dabney in uniform

Dabney attended the University of Virginia, where he played on the football team as a prominent halfback from 1896 to 1900.[1] He was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon.[2]


Dabney was selected All-Southern by Caspar Whitney in Outing.[3] Virginia had a claim to a Southern championship.[4] The Cavaliers defeated Sewanee 17 to 5 to give the school its first loss since 1897. Dabney ran for two touchdowns that game. An account of one of those reads "Dabney ran twenty yards for a touchdown, the gain being largely due to the splendid interference led by Walker and Haskel.[5]

Coaching career


In 1902, he was the head coach of the football team at Tulane University. The Olive and Blue amassed a 1–4–2 record that season.[6]

Later life

Dabney was later an otolaryngologist. He died in 1942.[7]

Head coaching record

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Tulane Olive and Blue (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1902)
1902 Tulane 1–4–2 0–4–2 17th
Tulane: 1–4–2 0–4–2
Total: 1–4–2
Indicates BCS bowl, Bowl Alliance or Bowl Coalition game.


External links

Template:1900 College Football Composite All-Southerns