Gil Dobie attended Minnesota and played quarterback for the Golden Gophers from 1899 to 1901. He graduated from Minnesota in 1903 and was an assistant for the Gophers through 1905. He then took his first head coaching job at North Dakota State in 1906 where he went undefeated in two seasons (7-0). In 1908 he became head coach at Washington where he coached the program in 61 of the 63 games that make up the longest unbeaten streak in NCAA history. Dobie's Washington squads outscored opponents by a tally of 1,930 to 118 during his nine seasons. He left Washington following the 1916 season and moved to Navy until 1919 where he was 17-3-0. From there he coached at Cornell (1920-35, 82-36-7) and Boston College (1936-38, 16-6-5). Dobie's Washington record of 58-0-3 contributed to his overall record of 180-45-15 which earned him induction into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1951. Dobie died at the age of 69 and was inducted into the Husky Hall of Fame as part of the inaugural induction class in 1979.