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Raymond "Bear" Wolf (July 5, 1904 – October 6, 1979) was an American college football player and coach. At different times, Wolf was the head coach at the University of North Carolina, the University of Florida and Tulane University.

Raymond Wolf was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1904. He attended Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas in 1928, and was a member of the TCU Lettermen's Association Hall of Fame. He played professional baseball in 1927 for the Cincinnati Reds. From 1936 to 1941, he coached the North Carolina Tar Heels football team in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and compiled a 38–17–3 record.[1] He served in World War II and ended the war with the rank of major. From 1946 to 1949, he was the head football coach at the Florida Gators football team in Gainesville, Florida, and posted a 13–24–2 record.[1] From 1952 to 1953, he coached at Tulane Green Wave football team in New Orleans, Louisiana, and retired with a 6–13–1 record.[1]

Wolf died in Fort Worth, Texas in 1979.


Record as head football coach

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl Coaches# AP°
North Carolina Tarheels (Southern Conference) (1936–1941)
1936 North Carolina 8–2 5–1 2nd
1937 North Carolina 7–1–1 4–0–1 2nd
1938 North Carolina 6–2–1 4–1 4th
1939 North Carolina 8–1–1 5–1 3rd
1940 North Carolina 6–4 3–2 5th-Tie
1941 North Carolina 3–7 2–4 11th
North Carolina: 38–17–3 23–9–1[2]
Florida Gators (Southeastern Conference) (1946–1949)
1946 Florida 0–9 0–5 12th
1947 Florida 4–5–1 0–3–1 12th
1948 Florida 5–5 1–5 10th-Tie
1949 Florida 4–6–1 1–4–1 10th-Tie
Florida: 13–24–2 2–17–2[3]
Tulane Green Wave (Southeastern Conference) (1952–1953)
1952 Tulane 5–5 3–5 8th
1953 Tulane 1–8–1 0–7 12th
Tulane: 6–13–1 3–12[4]
Total: 57–54–6[1]
      National Championship         Conference Title         Conference Division Title
Indicates BCS bowl game. #Rankings from final Coaches Poll.

See also


  1. ^ a b c d College Football Data Warehouse, All-Time Coaching Records, Raymond "Bear" Wolf Records by Year. Retrieved March 1, 2010.
  2. ^ 2009 Southern Conference Football Media Guide, Year-by-Year Standings, pp. 74–77 (2009). Retrieved March 16, 2010.
  3. ^ Southeastern Conference, All-Time Football Standings 1940–1949. Retrieved March 16, 2010.
  4. ^ Southeastern Conference, All-Time Football Standings 1950–1959. Retrieved March 16, 2010.


  • Pleasants, Julian M., Gator Tales: An Oral History of the University of Florida, University of Florida, Gainesvile, Florida (2006). ISBN 0-8130-3054-4.
  • Proctor, Samuel, & Wright Langley, Gator History: A Pictorial History of the University of Florida, South Star Publishing Company, Gainesville, Florida (1986). ISBN 0-938637-00-2.
  • Van Ness, Carl, & Kevin McCarthy, Honoring the Past, Shaping the Future: The University of Florida, 1853–2003, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida (2003).
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Thomas Lieb
University of Florida Head Football Coach
1946 – 1949
Succeeded by
Bob Woodruff


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