Charles Augustus Lueder

Charles Augustus Lueder
Charles Augustus Lueder
Sport(s) Football
Playing career
1898, 1900–1902 Cornell
Position(s) Left tackle
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Virginia Tech
Cornell (assistant)
West Virginia
Head coaching record
Overall 22–14–3
College Football Data Warehouse

Charles Augustus Lueder was an American head coach in both rowing and college football. He was a native of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, and was known as a talented athlete while attending Cornell University.



1901 Cornell Varsity 8 oared Rowing Team - Lueder is 5th from the left

Lueder graduated from Cornell University with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1902.[1] He was one of the first students to excel in three varsity sports there, competing under three legendary coaches: football under Glenn Scobey Warner, track under Jack Moakley, and crew under Charles E. Courtney. His undergraduate success led to his membership in the Quill and Dagger society.

Lueder was at that time considered one of the strongest athletes Cornell had ever developed.[2] In 1901, Lueder was part of Cornell’s world-record-setting varsity eight at the Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championship Regatta in Poughkeepsie, New York. This crew broke the world record for a four-mile course with a time of 18 minutes, 53⅓ seconds.[3] In 1956 he was an inaugural inductee into the National Rowing Hall of Fame.[4]

Coaching career

After graduation, Lueder served as head coach of the Virginia Tech football team. Lueder was also approached by Syracuse University to coach their football team. He went to Syracuse to look over the facilities and talk to their representatives. He considered both propositions but accepted Virginal Tech.[2]

The next year he returned to Cornell as assistant coach of football under Warner and assistant coach of rowing under Courtney. He later became head football coach at West Virginia University (1908–1911), but returned again to Cornell as head crew coach for two seasons (1924–1926).

Head coaching record


Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Virginia Tech Hokies (Independent) (1903)
1903 Virginia Tech 5–1
Virginia Tech: 5–1
West Virginia Mountaineers (Independent) (1908–1911)
1908 West Virginia 5–3
1909 West Virginia 4–3–2
1910 West Virginia 2–4–1
1911 West Virginia 6–3
West Virginia: 17–13–3
Total: 22–14–3


  1. ^ "CONFERRING OF DEGREES. Tnirty-fourtn Annual Commencement Celebrated.". Cornell Alumni News (Ithaca, New York: The Cornell Alumni News publishing Co.) IV (35): 222. June 21, 1902. Retrieved 2008-06-04. 
  2. ^ a b "Lueder to Coach". Cornell Alumni News (Ithaca, New York: The Cornell Alumni News publishing Co.) 5 (27): 222. April 12, 1903. Retrieved 2008-06-04. 
  3. ^ Young, Charles Van Patten (1907). The Cornell Navy: A Review. Ithaca, New York: Taylor and Carpenter. pp. 43 & 64. 
  4. ^ "National Rowing Hall of Fame". National Rowing Foundation. Retrieved 2008-06-04. [dead link]

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