Eddie Teague

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Eddie Teague
Biographical details
Born(1921-12-14)December 14, 1921
DiedNovember 15, 1987(1987-11-15) (aged 65)
Charleston, South Carolina, U.S.
Playing career
1942NC State
1943North Carolina
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1947–1948Guilford (backfield)
1952–1955Maryland (backfield)
1956North Carolina (assistant)
1957–1965The Citadel
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
1957–1985The Citadel
Head coaching record
Accomplishments and honors
1 SoCon (1961)
SoCon Coach of the Year (1961)

Edward Lindell Teague Jr. (December 14, 1921 – November 24, 1987) was an American football coach and college athletics administrator. He served as the head football coach at Guilford College in Greensboro, North Carolina, from 1949 to 1950 and The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina, from 1957 to 1965, compiling a career college football coaching record of 53–53–3. He also coached The Citadel Bulldogs men's soccer team from 1972 to 1976.[1] Teague was also the athletic director at Guilford from 1949 to 1951 and The Citadel from 1957 to 1985.[2]

Playing career and military service[edit]

A native of Washington, D.C., Teague began his college football at North Carolina State University, letter in 1942. He moved the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1943, as a serviceman in the V-12 Navy College Training Program. There he played for the North Carolina Tar Heels under head coach Tom Young, garnering All-Southern Conference honors.

Teague served in the United States Marine Corps during World War II, reaching the rank of captain. He returned to active service during the Korean War.[3]

Coaching career[edit]

Teague began his coaching career at Guilford College in Greensboro, North Carolina, in 1947 as an assistant football coach under Williams Newton.[4] He served as the defensive backfield coach for Maryland from 1952 to 1955.[5] He was the 14th head football coach at The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina, serving for nine seasons, from 1957 to 1965, and compiling a record of 45–44–2.[6]

In 1964, Teague published a book on football strategy "The Unbalanced Line Open End T Offense."


Teague died on November 24, 1987, in Charleston, South Carolina.[7]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Guilford Quakers (North State Conference) (1949–1950)
1949 Guilford 4–4–1
1950 Guilford 4–5
Guilford: 8–9–1
The Citadel Bulldogs (Southern Conference) (1957–1965)
1957 The Citadel 5–4–1 4–2 3rd
1958 The Citadel 4–6 2–3 7th
1959 The Citadel 8–2 5–1 2nd
1960 The Citadel 8–2–1 4–2 2nd W Tangerine
1961 The Citadel 7–3 5–1 1st
1962 The Citadel 3–7 1–4 7th
1963 The Citadel 4–6 2–4 7th
1964 The Citadel 4–6 4–3 4th
1965 The Citadel 2–8 2–6 8th
The Citadel: 45–44–2 29–26
Total: 53–53–3
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title or championship game berth


  1. ^ "Edward "Eddie" L. Teague (1988)". The Citadel Athletic Hall of Fame. Retrieved January 3, 2022.
  2. ^ "Nadzak New Citadel AD". Spartanburg Herald-Journal. Spartanburg, South Carolina. February 26, 1985. p. B4. Retrieved October 25, 2012 – via Google News.
  3. ^ "Eddie Teague Signs 5-Year Contract As Citadel Coach". The Greenville News. Greenville, South Carolina. January 8, 1957. p. 10. Retrieved June 14, 2019 – via Newspapers.com Open access icon.
  4. ^ "Eddie Teague Named Coach At Guilford". Asheville Citizen-Times. Asheville, North Carolina. April 16, 1949. p. 11. Retrieved June 14, 2019 – via Newspapers.com Open access icon.
  5. ^ Year-By-Year Results Archived 2018-10-26 at the Wayback Machine, 2007 Terrapin Football Record Book, p. 4, University of Maryland, 2007.
  6. ^ Citadel Coaching Records Archived April 2, 2015, at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ "Former AD at Citadel dead at 66". The Times and Democrat. Orangeburg, South Carolina. Associated Press. November 25, 1987. p. 12. Retrieved June 14, 2019 – via Newspapers.com Open access icon.

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