Louis Farber
Louis Farber
Hometown: Pawtucket, RI
Team: Football

Louis Farber '29
 Pawtucket, RI
Sport: Football
Year Inducted: 1972

Louis Farber earned a starting position at guard as a sophomoreon the nationally famous Iron Men of 1926. Two years later, he wason an equally fine team, one that posted a 8-1 record while beatingHoly Cross, Dartmouth, and Colgate. When asked to describe LouFarber, Coach Tuss McLaughry replied in three words: tough,aggressive, smart. Tarzan Farber was graduated from Pawtucket High,where he competed in football, basketball, track, and baseball.After a year at Moses Brown, he entered Brown, captained thefreshman football team, and moved on to a brilliant varsity careeras a defensive guard and offensive tackle. Passing up a pro careerwith the Frankfort (Pa.) Yellowjackets of the NFL, Farber went intohigh school teaching and coaching, becoming head coach at EastProvidence High in 1935. In 15 seasons, Farber compiled a 80-45-10record including three state championships. Moving to Arizona,Farber became head coach at Pueblo High in Tucson when it opened in1955. After 17 years on the job, "Papa Lou" became the dead ofSouthern Arizona and Tucson-area coaches. His teams won statetitles in 1958 and 1961. During his career, Farber's constantsideline companion was his Black Book, a bulging notebook of petplays that he had accumulated over the years. Last December, Farberclosed his Black Book and retired from coaching after a 50-yearlove affair with football as player and coach. His final record was171-119-14.