Hall of Fame - Inductee Detail

Tuss "Tuss" McLaughry

Tuss "Tuss" McLaughry


  • Position: Coach
  • School: Westminster, Amherst, Brown, Dartmouth
  • Years: 1916-1954
  • Inducted: 1962
  • Place of Birth: Chicago, IL
  • Date of Birth: May 19, 1893
  • Place of Death: Norwich, VT
  • Date of Death: Nov 26, 1974

Member Biography

DeOrmond "Tuss" McLaughry played tackle for Westminster 1912-14. He was assistant coach at his alma mater in 1915 and head coach, 1916, 1918, 1921. In the intervening years he played pro with the Massillon Tigers and served in the military in World War I. He was head coach at Amherst 1922-25, Brown 1926-40, Dartmouth 1941-42, 1945-54. In between his Dartmouth years he was a lieutenant colonel in the Marines in World War II. His 1926 Brown team went 9-0-1 and was known as the Iron Men. All 11 starters played 60 minutes while beating Yale and Dartmouth. After he left coaching, McLaughry was professor of physical education at Dartmouth 1955-60. He was on the NCAA football rules committee 1945-54. He served the American Football Coaches Association as secretary, president, and finally executive director 1960-65. The coaches association in 1951 gave him the A. A. Stagg Award "for service to football" and in 1964 started the Tuss McLaughry Award "for service to mankind." McLaughry had two bachelor's degrees, a master's and a doctor's degree. He died in 1974 at age 81. His son, John, played for him at Brown, was captain in 1939 and returned as Brown's head coach 1959-66.