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Andy Gustafson


Andrew Frederick Gustafson

Inducted 1985

Date of Birth



Aurora, IL


University of Miami (1948-1963)

Virginia Tech (1926-1929)


Andy Gustafson was coached by legendary Hall of Fame coaches Glenn "Pop" Warner and Jock Sutherland at Pittsburgh, so it is easy to see that he had a great background to become a successful coach. As a halfback at Pitt, Gustafson scored the first touchdown ever in Pitt Stadium, against Washington & Lee. After graduation from Pittsburgh, Gustafson led teams from Virginia Tech (1926-1929). Between the years of 1930 and 1947, Gustafson served as an assistant coach at Pitt, Dartmouth and Army, aiding the famous Red Blaik at the latter two institutions. In 1948 he took the head job at Miami (FL). In Florida, Gustafson enjoyed his greatest coaching experiences, leading the Hurricanes to four bowl appearances, and shocking upsets over some of the nation's best teams, including Notre Dame, Purdue, Navy, Iowa, Missouri, Pittsburgh, Penn State, Alabama, Texas Christian and Michigan State.


Wins 115

Losses 78

Ties 4

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