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

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

Louis Farber earned a starting position at guard as a sophomore on the nationally famous Iron Men of 1926. Two years later, he was on an equally fine team, one that posted a 8-1 record while beating Holy Cross, Dartmouth, and Colgate. When asked to describe Lou Farber, 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 the freshman football team, and moved on to a brilliant varsity career as a defensive guard and offensive tackle. Passing up a pro career with the Frankfort (Pa.) Yellowjackets of the NFL, Farber went into high school teaching and coaching, becoming head coach at East Providence High in 1935. In 15 seasons, Farber compiled a 80-45-10 record including three state championships. Moving to Arizona, Farber became head coach at Pueblo High in Tucson when it opened in 1955. After 17 years on the job, "Papa Lou" became the dead of Southern Arizona and Tucson-area coaches. His teams won state titles in 1958 and 1961. During his career, Farber's constant sideline companion was his Black Book, a bulging notebook of pet plays that he had accumulated over the years. Last December, Farber closed his Black Book and retired from coaching after a 50-year love affair with football as player and coach. His final record was 171-119-14.