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Andy Gustafson

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Sport(s)  Football
1934–1940  Dartmouth (backfield)
Positions  Halfback
1930–1933  Pittsburgh (backfield)
Role  American football player
1926–1929  VPI
Name  Andy Gustafson
1923–1925  Pittsburgh
1941–1947  Army (backfield)

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Born  April 3, 1903 Aurora, Illinois (1903-04-03)
Died  January 7, 1979, Coral Gables, Florida, United States

Andrew "Andy" Gustafson (April 3, 1903 – January 7, 1979) was an American football player, coach, and college athletics administrator. He served as the head football coach at Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute (VPI)—now Virginia Tech—from 1926 to 1929 and the University of Miami from 1948 to 1963, compiling a career college football record of 115–78–4. Gustafson was also the athletic director at Miami from 1963 to 1968. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a coach in 1985.


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Early life and playing career

Gustafson was born is Aurora, Illinois. As a halfback at the University of Pittsburgh, Gustafson scored the first touchdown ever in Pitt Stadium in 1925 against Washington and Lee.

Coaching career

Gustafson served as the head football coach of Virginia Tech from 1926 to 1929, where he compiled a 22–13–1 record.

Gustafson is considered one of the University of Miami's most successful coaches, with a record of 93–65–3 (.587). He led the Hurricanes to four seasons of eight wins or more and was the longest serving coach in school history. He is currently a member of the University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame. He also served as the athletic director of the school, following his retirement as a head coach.


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