Willie Geny
Vanderbilt Commodores
Personal information
Born:(1913-11-14)November 14, 1913
Nashville, Tennessee
Died:December 19, 1999(1999-12-19) (aged 86)
Nashville, Tennessee
Career history
CollegeVanderbilt (1933–1935)
Career highlights and awards

Charles F. "Willie" Geny (November 14, 1913 – December 19, 1999)[1] was an American college football and basketball player for the Vanderbilt Commodores. He was football's Southeastern Conference player of the year in 1935. As captain of the Commodores, he led them to their first defeat of rival Tennessee in nine years.[2] He was inducted into the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame in 1985.[3] He later sold insurance. Geny persuaded Billy Joe Adcock to attend Vanderbilt.[4]


  1. ^ "United States Social Security Death Index," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JPB2-724 : accessed May 23, 2016), Charles F Geny, December 19, 1999; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).
  2. ^ "Dixon Stars in Commodores Victory". Spartanburg Herald-Journal. November 17, 1935.
  3. ^ "Geny, Charles "Willie" « Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame".
  4. ^ Traughber, Bill (2012). Vanderbilt Basketball: Tales of Commodore Hardwood History. ISBN 9781609496883.