Edwin C. Horrell
September 29, 1902|
June 13, 1992 89) (aged|
Beverly Hills, California
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|Head coaching record|
|Accomplishments and honors|
|1 PCC (1942)|
College Football Hall of Fame|
Inducted in 1969 (profile)
Edwin C. "Babe" Horrell (September 29, 1902 – June 13, 1992) was an American football player and coach. He played college football at the University of California, Berkeley, where he was an All-American in 1924 at center. Horrell served as the head football coach at the University of California, Los Angeles from 1939 to 1944, compiling a record of 24–31–6. In 1942, he led the UCLA Bruins to the Pacific Coast Conference title and an appearance in the Rose Bowl. Horrell was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a player in 1969.
From 1926 to 1938, Horrell was an assistant coach for the UCLA Bruins. He then served as the head coach from 1939 to 1944, compiling a 24–31–6 record. His 1942 UCLA Bruins team lost to Georgia in the 1943 Rose Bowl. He was the first coach to lead a UCLA team to defeat the rival USC Trojans. It was UCLA's first football victory in the UCLA–USC rivalry.
Head coaching record
|UCLA Bruins (Pacific Coast Conference) (1939–1944)|
|National championship Conference title Conference division title or championship game berth|
- "College Football Hall of Fame". Retrieved December 2, 2007.