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Orin Hollingbery


Orin Ercel Hollingberry

Inducted 1979

Date of Birth



Hollister, CA


Washington State University (1926-1942)


Orin "Babe" Hollingbery is said by many to have coached Washington State to its greatest football era, spanning the years 1926 to 1942. Hollingbery became a college coach despite never having attended college. Hollingbery led the Cougars to several winning seasons, suffering only two losing campaigns. He guided the Crimson and Gray to their first Pacific Coast Conference Championship in over 40 years. Against tough competition from both conference and national foes, Hollingbery led WSU to an overall record of 93-53-14 during his career. Hollingbery was head coach of the West in the first Shrine East-West All-Star Game Dec. 26, 1925. He served on the West Staff, either as head coach or assistant, for the first 18 Shrine games, lasting through Jan. 1, 1943. He said the outstanding thing about the players was their contribution to charity. Proceeds of the game go to the Shrine Hospital for crippled children


Wins 93

Losses 53

Ties 14

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