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Chuck Klausing


Charles Lewis Klausing

Inducted 1998

Date of Birth



Wilmerding, PA


Carnegie Mellon University (1976-1985)

Indiana University of Pennsylvania (1964-1969)


Chuck Klausing was head coach six years, 1964-69, at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, located at Indiana, PA. His record was 46-11, and his 1968 team was in a post season game, losing to Delaware 31-24 in the Boardwalk Bowl, played in Convention Hall in Atlantic City. He then became head coach for ten years at Carnegie Mellon. His teams won six conference championships and made the NCAA Division III playoffs four times. The 1979 team won the Lambert Trophy, given to the best small college team in the East. His record there was 77-15-2. In these combined totals for 16 years as a college head coach, Klausing was 124-25-2, a percentage of .828. He was head coach at the high school and prep school level in Pennsylvania for 19 years. This covered stints at Pitcairn 1948-53, Braddock 1954-59, and Kiski Prep 1987-93. His Braddock teams had a six-year record of 53-0-1 and were featured in Sports Illustrated. For 11 years he was an assistant coach at the college level -- Rutgers 1960, Army 1961-63, West Virginia 1970-75, and Pittsburgh 1986. When American football leagues were formed in Europe, Klausing worked in Switzerland, Austria, and Italy. In 1992, he was on the staff of the Florence team which won a league championship in Italy. He graduated at Wilmerding High School and joined the Marine V-12 program at Penn State. He was a center on the Penn State football squad in 1943-44. He served with the Marines as a second lieutenant in the Pacific theater. He played center for Slippery Rock 1946-47 and was captain the second year. In 1964, he started summertime learning camps for kids. Klausing was named to eight Halls of Fame and wrote a book, "Never Lost a Game; Time Just Ran Out." In 1997 he served as advisory coach at the South Carolina School for the Deaf.


Wins 124

Losses 25

Ties 2

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