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Orin Ercel "Babe" Hollingbery
Birth: Jul. 15, 1893
Hollister
San Benito County
California, USA
Death: Jan. 12, 1974
Yakima
Yakima County
Washington, USA

College Football Coach. Head football coach at Washington State University from 1926 to 1942. He compiled a record of 93 wins, 53 losses and 14 ties during a 17 year coaching career, including a 24 to nothing loss to Alabama in the 1931 Rose Bowl. He led the Cougars to nine consecutive unbeaten home seasons beginning in 1926. He coached the West to a seven to nothing win in the inaugural East-West Shrine game played in San Francisco on December 26, 1925, and served as either the head coach or as as assistant coach of the East-West Shrine classic for the following 17 years. In 1940 he was chosen to coach the College All-Star team, and was featured in Robert Ripley's "Believe It or Not," as the only coach of a major college football team, to never attended college. In 1963 the fieldhouse on the campus of Washington State University was named in his honor. He was chosen by a panel of 10 WSU experts, as the greatest football coach in the history of Washington State University. He was inducted into the Helm's Hall of Fame in 1961, the Washington State Sports Hall of Fame in 1962, the Washington State University Sports Hall of fame in 1978, and the College Football Hall of Fame in 1979. He died at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Yakima, Washington, three weeks after suffering a major stroke.  (bio by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.) 
 
Burial:
Terrace Heights Memorial Park
Yakima
Yakima County
Washington, USA
Plot: Mausoleum, Sanctuary of Reflection, Crypt 28F
 
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Originally Created by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.
Record added: Aug 16, 2010
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