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Tuss McLaughry


DeOrmond McLaughry

Inducted 1962

Date of Birth



Chicago, IL


Brown University (1926-1940)

Dartmouth College (1945-1954)

Dartmouth College (1941-1942)

Amherst College (1922-1925)

Westminster College (PA) (1921-1921)

Westminster College (PA) (1918-1918)

Westminster College (PA) (1916-1916)


DeOrmond "Tuss" McLaughry played tackle for Westminster 1912-14. He was assistant coach at his alma mater in 1915 and head coach, 1916, 1918, 1921. In the intervening years he played pro with the Massillon Tigers and served in the military in World War I. He was head coach at Amherst 1922-25, Brown 1926-40, Dartmouth 1941-42, 1945-54. In between his Dartmouth years he was a lieutenant colonel in the Marines in World War II. His 1926 Brown team went 9-0-1 and was known as the Iron Men. All 11 starters played 60 minutes while beating Yale and Dartmouth. After he left coaching, McLaughry was professor of physical education at Dartmouth 1955-60. He was on the NCAA football rules committee 1945-54. He served the American Football Coaches Association as secretary, president, and finally executive director 1960-65. The coaches association in 1951 gave him the A. A. Stagg Award "for service to football" and in 1964 started the Tuss McLaughry Award "for service to mankind." McLaughry had two bachelor's degrees, a master's and a doctor's degree. His son, John, played for him at Brown, was captain in 1939 and returned as Brown's head coach 1959-66.


Wins 140

Losses 143

Ties 12

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