Hall of Fame - Inductee Detail

Marcelino "Chelo" Huerta

Marcelino "Chelo" Huerta


  • Position: Coach
  • School: Tampa, Wichita State, Parsons
  • Years: 1952-1964
  • Inducted: 2002
  • Place of Birth: Tampa, FL
  • Date of Birth: Oct 31, 1924
  • Place of Death: Tampa, FL
  • Date of Death: Oct 08, 1985

Member Biography

Marcelino "Chelo" Huerta served as football coach at Tampa 1952-61, Wichita State 1962-64, and Parsons 1965-67. His coaching record was 98-58-3, a winning percentage of .626. Huerta served in the armed forces in World War II, then played football at Florida 1947-1949. His 1963 team at Wichita State had a 7-2 record, was co-champion of the Missouri Valley Conference, and ranked second in the nation in total offense. He was named to the University of Florida Hall of Fame, University of Tampa Hall of Fame, and Florida Sports Hall of Fame. He was founder of a group called "Football Players for Crippled Children." He served on the President's Council on Endowment for the Handicapped. He received the Pop Warner Award for his work with junior athletes. Huerta died in 1985. He had these records at each school: Tampa (10 years) 67-33-2, Wichita (3 years) 14-15, Parsons (3 years) 23-5.
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