George Levene

George Levene

Israel George Levene or Izzy Levene (May 1, 1885 - November 12, 1930) was the head coach of the Tennessee Volunteers football team from 1907 to 1909.

Head Coaching Career

During his three year tenure, he compiled a 15-10-3 record. His best season came in 1907, when his team went 7-2-1. His worst season came in 1909, when his team went 1-6-2, with the one win coming against Transylvania, Kentucky. In 1922, he served as the head coach of Wake Forest. He compiled a 3-5-2 record there.

Assistant Coaching Career

Levene coached under head coach John Heisman at the University of Pennsylvania. [ [ ] at]

Career as a Player

He played his college football at the University of Pennsylvania, and was named a 2 time All-American in 1905 and 1906. In 1905, Penn went 12-0-1. He was known for being a football player who worked hard to help out his team, as well as one of the first good pass catching ends. (The forward pass was legalized for the 1906 season). [ [ ] at]

After coaching, Levene was a football official and later wrote a book, "Twenty Modern Football Plays".


External links

* [ Information]
* [ UT Sports Coaching Records]

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