Gus Ziegler
Ziegler pictured in The Blue Hen 1931, Delaware yearbook
Biographical details
Born(1875-10-24)October 24, 1875
Royersford, Pennsylvania
DiedApril 14, 1960(1960-04-14) (aged 84)
Delaware County, Pennsylvania
Playing career
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1908–1910Mercersburg Academy (PA)
1911Phillips Exeter Academy (NH)
1913Penn (assistant)
1914West Virginia (assistant)
1917California (assistant)
1920Penn (assistant line)
1921Penn (line)
Head coaching record
Overall6–10–2 (college)

Augustus Bergey Ziegler (October 24, 1875 – April 14, 1960)[1][2] was an American football player and coach. He played college football at the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a two-time All-American at guard. Ziegler served as the head football coach at the University of Delaware from 1929 to 1930, compiling a record of 6–10–2.

Ziegler was born in Royersford, Pennsylvania. He married Morea Marguerite Drumm on January 20, 1917 in Philadelphia.[3]

Playing career

Ziegler played at the guard position for the University of Pennsylvania from 1903 to 1904 and 1906 to 1907. He was selected as a consensus first-team All-American in both 1906 and 1907.[4][5][6] In 1907, Ziegler led the Penn Quakers to their fifth national football championship after finishing the season with an 11–1 record.

Head coaching record


Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens (Independent) (1929–1930)
1929 Delaware 0–7–1
1930 Delaware 6–3–1
Delaware: 6–10–2
Total: 6–10–2


  1. ^ Hunsberger, G.S.; Huntsberger/Hunsberger Family Association. Executive Committee (1995). The Hunsbergers. 1. Gateway Press. Retrieved August 24, 2015.
  2. ^ "Gus Ziegler Dies At 84", Cumberland Times, April 17, 1960, Cumberland, Maryland
  3. ^ "'Gus Ziegler' Takes Bride; Quiet Saturday Wedding". Harrisburg Telegraph. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. January 22, 1917. p. 11. Retrieved December 13, 2016 – via open access.
  4. ^ "Camp Selects His All American Team". Trenton Evening Times. December 27, 1903.
  5. ^ "Whitney Picks Out the Champ Eleven: All-American Eleven Taken from the East". La Crosse Tribune. December 26, 1903.
  6. ^ "Casper Whitney Shuns the West: Eleven Eastern Players Picked for All-American Eleven". Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette. December 26, 1903.