Coach Earl Fuller Death Dead – Coach Earl Fuller Obituary: Cause of Death
Coach Earl Fuller passed away on July 16, 2020. Born June 3,1922 and raised in Carmichaels, Pennsylvania where he grew up working on his family’s farm. He attended Waynesburg High School where he was an accomplished wrestler. Earl continued to wrestle at Waynesburg College where he received his BA. He later received his Masters Degree from the University of Pittsburg. During WWII, Earl served in the Navy on the USS Dutchess attack transport ship.
In 1948, Earl began in his career at RIT teaching economics and psychology at the Downtown campus and later taught in the Physical Education Department. For nearly six decades, Earl was a prominent, respected, and well-known member of the RIT community and served it well in a variety of different ways. Earl coached wrestling for 46 seasons and served as a golf coach for 15 years.. During his tenure as wrestling coach and golf coach, he recorded 201 wins in wrestling and 158 as the golf coach. On the wrestling side, seven men earned RIT Senior Athlete of the Year honors and 26 were inducted into the Sports Hall of Fame. Earl produced 15 RIT Invitational, nine state and 18 ICAC champions. Additionally, six of his grapplers won the 4-1 Tournament and 17 carried off top honors in the Niagara District AAU competition. In 1953-54, he guided the grapplers to a perfect 10-0 record. In golf, he sent a RIT representative to 10 NCAA Championships. And his teams always responded by finishing in the top 10. He boasted seven All-American linksmen and four undefeated campaigns, while leading the squad to 23 winning campaigns. Upon his retirement, he continued to teach RIT golf classes until he was 84 years old.
We're deeply saddened to learn of the death of Coach Fuller. An #RIT Hall of Famer, he mentored hundreds & hundreds of student-athletes both on the mat & on the golf course. He also held the title of professor & taught economics, psychology and physical education. https://t.co/7mH4XYhPEX
— RIT (@RITtigers) July 19, 2020