R. M. Brown
Brown pictured in Bugle 1909, VPI yearbook
Biographical details
Born(1885-08-02)August 2, 1885
Elizabeth, New Jersey
DiedMarch 31, 1927(1927-03-31) (aged 41)
Elizabeth, New Jersey
Playing career
Football
1907Princeton
Position(s)End
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Football
1908VPI
1909Colgate
Basketball
1908–1909VPI
Baseball
1909VPI
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
1908VPI
Head coaching record
Overall10–6–1 (football)
4–2 (basketball)
11–6 (baseball)

Ralph Manning "Gus" Brown (August 2, 1885 – March 31, 1927) was an American football, basketball, and baseball coach. He served as the head football coach at Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute (VPI)—now known as Virginia Tech— in 1908, and at Colgate University in 1909, compiling career college football coaching record of 10–6–1. Brown also coached the basketball team at Virginia Tech in 1908–09 and the baseball team there in the spring of 1909.

On March 31, 1927, Brown died in hospital after he was struck by an automobile while walking near his home.[1]

Head coaching record

Football

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
VPI (South Atlantic Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1908)
1908 VPI 5–4 1–2 T–5th
VPI: 5–4 1–2
Colgate (Independent) (1909)
1909 Colgate 5–2–1
Colgate: 5–2–1
Total: 10–6–1

References

  1. ^ Princeton Alumni Weekly, Volume 27, Number 27, page 822 (April 22, 1927)