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Dudley DeGroot

Full name: Dudley Sargent DeGroot
Gender: Male
Height: 6-2 (189 cm)
Born: November 20, 1899 in Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: May 5, 1970 in El Cajon, California, United States
Affiliations: Stanford Cardinal, Stanford (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Rugby

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Other SR Links: Coaching at,


Apart from being an outstanding football player at Stanford, Dudley DeGroot was also on the basketball, swimming, and water polo teams, and was the IC4A backstroke champion in 1923 and 1924. After graduating, DeGroot became quite famous as a football coach, which led to his eventual induction into the College Football Hall of Fame. He began his coaching career as an assistant at Cal/Santa Barbara in 1926. He 1933 he became an assistant at San Jose State under the fabled coach Pop Warner, who had been his college coach at Stanford in 1922-23. DeGroot became a head coach at Menlo College (1927-1932), San Jose State (1933-1939), the University of Rochester (1940-43), and in 1944 was named the head coach of the NFL’s Washington Redskins. In 1945 he led the 'Skins to the Eastern Conference title, but lost in the championship game to the Cleveland Rams, 15-14. DeGroot was then lured to the new All-American Football Conference where he coached the Los Angeles Dons for two years. He returned to the college ranks, finishing out at West Virginia and New Mexico and ending up with a career head coaching mark of 164 wins, 72 losses and 12 ties.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1924 Summer 24 Paris Rugby Men's Rugby United States USA 1 Gold

Men's Rugby

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result Position PTS T C P DG
1924 Summer 24 Paris Rugby United States USA Round-Robin Match #3 1 1924-05-18 USA 17, FRA 3 Forward 3 1 0 0 0
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