Forrest Douds

1939 - Forrest Douds – Head Coach of Pirates

The coach of the Pittsburgh Pirates football team from 1933 to 1939 was Forrest Douds. He was a former All-American player at Washington and Jefferson College and a professional player for the Portsmouth Spartans, Providence Steam Roller, Chicago Cardinals, and the Pirates2. He was also the first coach of the franchise that later became the Pittsburgh Steelers2.

Douds coached the Pirates for only one season in 1933, leading them to a 3–6–2 record and a fifth-place finish in the Eastern Division1. He was replaced by Luby DiMeolo in 1934. Douds continued to play for the Pirates as a tackle until 1934. He was inducted into the Beaver County Sports Hall of Fame in 1976.