Marvin Bass


Marvin Bass
Marvin Bass
Bass as a player for William & Mary (c. 1942)
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born August 28, 1919(1919-08-28)
Died December 3, 2010(2010-12-03) (aged 91)[1]
Place of death Blythewood, South Carolina
Playing career
1940–1942 William & Mary
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1944–1947
1949–1950
1951–1952
1953–1955
1956–1959
1960
1961–1965
1966
1982–1992
William & Mary (assistant)
William & Mary (assistant)
William & Mary
North Carolina (assistant)
South Carolina (line)
Georgia Tech (DC)
South Carolina
Montreal Beavers
Denver Broncos (assistant)
Head coaching record
Overall 28–37–4 (college football)
Statistics
College Football Data Warehouse

Marvin Crosby Bass (August 28, 1919 – December 3, 2010)[2] was the head coach of The College of William & Mary's football team in 1951 and 1952. He compiled an 11–8 overall record. He also coached the South Carolina Gamecocks football team for five seasons.

Bass, a native of Petersburg, Virginia, was a member of the winningest football team in William & Mary history. Bass captained the 1942 Indians, which compiled a 9–1–1 record. He later was an assistant coach at his alma mater when the 1947 Indians were 9–1.

In 1974, Bass was an assistant football coach for Birmingham with the World Football League, a league formed in the early 1970s to rival the National Football League. He became head coach the following year. The league lured such NFL name players as Larry Csonka, Paul Warfield and Jim Kiick. It lasted 18 months, losing US$30,000,000.

In his 37-year coaching career, Bass coached in more football leagues than most coaches of his time. This included stints as head coach for teams in the Southern Conference, Coast Conference, Continental League, and the Canadian League. Bass was also assistant coach with the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian League.

While at William & Mary, Bass was All-State and All-Southern Conference while helping the Indians to defeat the Oklahoma Sooners 14–7 in the final 1942 game. He served as head football coach at William & Mary as well as South Carolina and helped bring American football to Canada when he coached the Montreal Beavers in the Continental League.

Bass was inducted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame in 1981.

References

  1. ^ Marvin Bass' obituary
  2. ^ Official NFL Record & Fact Book‎, 2002 Edition, page 150



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