Jan 22, 2016, 9:45 AM EDT
This Monogram Club Past President Profile features Charles (Chile) Walsh (’27, football), the Club’s ninth president. Walsh served as Monogram Club president in 1926.
Note – In honor of the Monogram Club’s 100th anniversary we will take a look at each of the Club’s former presidents with our Past President Profile.
Charles (Chile) Walsh (’27, football)
– Born February 4, 1903 in Des Moines, Iowa.
– He and his family moved to Hollywood, California in 1908.
– His brother, Adam, played football at Notre Dame from 1922-24.
– Charles Walsh was a three-time Monogram winner who played left end and right end from 1925-27 under head coach Knute Rockne. Notre Dame went 23-4-2 in those three seasons. He wore #10.
– Walsh was president of the Monogram Club in 1926.
– Following graduation, Walsh became an assistant coach of the Saint Louis University football team from 1928-29 under head coach Hunk Anderson, a fellow Notre Dame alum.
– Walsh was head coach of the Saint Louis University football team from 1930-33 and guided the squad to a 22-9-2 record in those four seasons.
– He was head coach of the St. Louis Gunners, an independent professional football team that later merged with the NFL’s Cincinnati Reds, in 1934.
– Walsh joined a Florida real estate and hotel management firm in 1935 before returning to coaching in 1940 as an assistant coach with the Chicago Cardinals (NFL).
– He was assistant coach of the Cleveland Rams (NFL) in 1942. The team did not play in 1943 due to World War II.
– Walsh served as general manager and vice president of the Cleveland Rams from 1944-45. He hired his brother, Adam, to coach the team in 1945 and the Rams won its first NFL title that season.
– Walsh still was general manager and vice president of the Rams when they moved to Los Angeles in 1946. The Rams were the first NFL team on the West Coast. He stayed in that capacity until 1956 before going into private business.
– Walsh passed away September 4, 1971 in Los Angeles, California.