Hall of Fame - Inductee Detail

George Little

George Little

Details

  • Position: Coach
  • School: Cincinnati, Miami (OH), Michigan, Wisconsin
  • Years: 1914-1926
  • Inducted: 1955
  • Place of Birth: Leominster, PA
  • Date of Birth: May 27, 1889
  • Place of Death: Middlesex, NJ
  • Date of Death: Feb 23, 1957

Member Biography

A graduate of Ohio Wesleyan, George Little opened his coaching career at the University of Cincinnati and produced a two-year record of 10-8-0 before moving up the road to Oxford, Ohio, home of the Miami Redskins, in 1916. There, Little brought the Redskins their first Conference Championship and a 7-0-1 mark. After service in World War I, Little returned to Miami and directed the Red and White to yet another league crown and a three-year post-war record of 20-3-1. He also coached the Miami basketball and track teams, claiming a conference crown in the latter sport. The 1922 and 1923 seasons found Little at Michigan under head coach Fielding Yost, the man he replaced in 1924. That year, Little's Wolverines were 6-2. The next season, Little was in Wisconsin as the new Athletic Director and head coach of the Badgers, and he led his charges to a two-year mark of 11-3- 2. His teams displayed imagination and strength on offense, a unique ruggedness on defense. Little wound up his collegiate career as the Athletic Director at Rutgers, and then served as executive secretary of the National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame.