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[edit | edit source]


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]

1900[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

1902[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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

Head coaching record[edit | edit source]

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.

References[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]

Template:1900 College Football Composite All-Southerns

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