Pope's Inn

amateur sports

Columbus, Ohio

Three Way Tie Middle Weight Football - November 20, 1955

East Side Tigers Open Their Season

Columbus Middleweight Football League Opens

Victor Irving Marino
Life Story
Victor Irving Marino, age 87, of Columbus, passed away Saturday, January 7, 2006 at the Laurels of Worthington Nursing Home. He was born to the late Anthony and Teresa (Churches) Marino, in Columbus, Ohio on October 2, 1918, and raised in Youngstown, Ohio. Victor served in the U.S. Navy; received the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star and was a survivor aboard the USS Maddox, which was sunk during WW II. He attended The Ohio State University where he played as guard on the Ohio State Football Team from 1937-1939, lettering 3 years and was named to the 1939 All-American Team, graduating from OSU in 1940. He was a good friend of Woody Hayes and often would consult Woody during his coaching years. Post College he played for the Baltimore Colts and the Chicago Bears and was a Mid-Western Handball Champion. Vic also coached the Pope's Inn semi-pro football team, where George Steinbrenner was one of his assistant coaches. 

Pope's Inn Championship Football Team, Coached by Vic Marino


Grid League Title - October 9, 1955