Zach Curlin
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Curlin c. 1912
Sport(s)Football, basketball, baseball
Biographical details
Born(1890-01-31)January 31, 1890
Luxora, Arkansas
DiedJune 3, 1970(1970-06-03) (aged 80)
Memphis, Tennessee
Playing career
Position(s)Quarterback (football)
Head coaching record
Overall43–60–14 (football)
173–184 (basketball)
13–9 (baseball)

Zachary Henry Curlin[1] (January 31, 1890 – June 3, 1970) was an American football and basketball player and coach.

Background and careerEdit

Curlin attended Christian Brothers College (now University) in Memphis and played piano in the band. He was a halfback and quarterback on Dan McGugin's Vanderbilt Commodores football teams from 1910 to 1913, and the starting quarterback in 1912 and 1913, leading Vandy to an SIAA title in 1912. He made kicks on both Harvard and Michigan. Curlin was pulled for his backup Rabbi Robbins in Vanderbilt's largest win its history,[2] a 105–0 win over Bethel in 1912, the muddy conditions better suited to the other's talents. Curlin later served as the Memphis Tigers men's basketball coach for many years. A street bears his name on the University of Memphis campus.


  1. "JOHN FULTON "UNCLE REMUS" COLLECTION 1878–1928". May 22, 2013. Retrieved November 11, 2017.
  2. Bill Traughber. Vanderbilt Football: Tales of Commodore Gridiron History. p. 57.

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