George Huff
Huff pictured in The Official National Collegiate Athletic Association football guide, 1899
Biographical details
Born(1872-06-11)June 11, 1872
Champaign, Illinois
DiedOctober 1, 1936(1936-10-01) (aged 64)
Champaign, Illinois
Playing career
1890, 1892Illinois
1889–1891, 1893Illinois
Position(s)Guard (football)
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1907Boston Americans
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
Head coaching record
Overall21–16–3 (football)
317–97–4 (college baseball)
2–6 (MLB)
Accomplishments and honors
11 Big Ten (1900, 1903–1904, 1906–1908, 1910–1911, 1914–1916)

George A. Huff, Jr. (June 11, 1872 – October 1, 1936) was an American football and baseball player, coach, and college athletics administrator. Huff served as the head football coach at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign from 1895 to 1899, compiling a record of 21–16–3. He was also the head baseball coach at Illinois from 1896 to 1919, tallying a mark of 317–97–4, and the athletic director at Illinois from 1901 to 1935. Huff Hall at the University of Illinois in Champaign is named in his honor.

Huff was briefly a manager for the Boston Americans at the start of the 1907 Major League Baseball season following the sudden suicide of Chick Stahl. Cy Young started out as the player/manager, but after six games stepped down in favor of Huff. Huff managed only eight games, finishing with a career 2–6 managerial record, before resigning on May 1, 1907 to return to his old job. Bob Unglaub replaced him. The Americans had a total of four managers in the 1907 season. The team was renamed as the Boston Red Sox the following season.

Head coaching record


Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Illinois Fighting Illini (Illinois Intercollegiate Football League) (1895)
1895 Illinois 4–2–1
Illinois Fighting Illini (Western Conference) (1896–1899)
1896 Illinois 4–2–1 0–2–1 T–6th
1897 Illinois 6–2 1–1 4th
1898 Illinois 4–5 1–1 4th
1899 Illinois 3–5–1 0–3 T–6th
Illinois: 21–16–3
Total: 21–16–3

Managerial record

Team Year Regular season Postseason
Games Won Lost Win % Finish Won Lost Win % Result
BOA 1907 8 2 6 .250 resigned
Total 8 2 6 .250 0 0