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Gus Dorais

Born: Jul 2, 1891

Death: Jan 3, 1954

Birthplace: Chippewa Falls

Profession: American football player

Nationality: United States

Gus Dorais

Date of Birth : Jul 2, 1891
Date of Death : Jan 3, 1954
Birth Place : Chippewa Falls

Charles Emile "Gus" Dorais was an American football player and coach of football, basketball, and baseball. Dorais played college football at the University of Notre Dame, where he was an All-American in 1913 at quarterback, and then played professionally with the Fort Wayne Friars and Massillon Tigers. Dorais was the head coach at Columbia College in Dubuque, Iowa, Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington, and the University of Detroit, compiling a career college football coaching record of 150–70–12. He was also the head coach of the National Football League's Detroit Lions from 1943 to 1947, tallying a mark of 20–31–2. In addition, he was the head basketball coach at Notre Dame, Gonzaga, and Detroit and the head baseball coach at Notre Dame and Gonzaga. Dorais was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a coach in 1954.


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