American Football Database
Carl M. Voyles

Voyles pictured in Colonial Echo 1940, William & Mary yearbook
Biographical details
Born(1898-08-11)August 11, 1898
McLoud, Oklahoma
DiedJanuary 11, 1982(1982-01-11) (aged 83)
Fort Myers, Florida
Playing career
1917, 1919


Oklahoma A&M

Oklahoma A&M
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Illinois (assistant)
Duke (ends)
William & Mary
Brooklyn Dodgers
Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
1939–1943William & Mary
Head coaching record
Overall44–29–3 (college)
2–12 (AAFC)
48–27–1 (CFL)
College Football Data Warehouse
Accomplishments and honors
1 SoCon (1942)
41st Grey Cup (1953)

Carl Marvin "Dutch" Voyles (August 11, 1898 – January 11, 1982) was a gridiron football coach and sports executive in the United States and Canada. He served as the head football coach at the College of William & Mary (1939–1943) and Auburn University (1944–1947), compiling a career college football record of 44–29–3. Voyles was the head of the Brooklyn Dodgers of the All-America Football Conference in 1948 and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League from 1950 to 1955.

Coaching career

William & Mary

From 1939 to 1943, Voyles served as the athletic director and head football coach at William and Mary, where he compiled a 29–7–3 record. The William & Mary football team did not play during the 1943 season due to a lack of players.[1]


From 1944 to 1947, Voyles coached at Auburn University (officially the Alabama Polytechnic Institute), where he compiled a 15–22 record.

Brooklyn Dodgers

In 1948, Voyles coached the professional football Brooklyn Dodgers of the All-America Football Conference (AAFC) for Branch Rickey.[2] When the team folded in 1949, he was given a position with the Dodgers baseball team.[3]

Hamilton Tiger-Cats

Voyles was the first head coach and general manager of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. In his six seasons in Hamilton, he had a 48–27–1 record and won the 1953 Grey Cup. Voyles retired from football after the 1955 season to work as a sales supervisor for a Florida real estate company owned by Toronto stock broker and former Montreal Alouettes owner, Eric Cradock.[4]


Voyles died on January 11, 1982 in Fort Myers, Florida after a long period of illness.[5]

Head coaching record


Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs AP#
William & Mary Indians (Southern Conference) (1939–1943)
1939 William & Mary 6–2–1 2–0–1 T–3rd
1940 William & Mary 6–2–1 2–1–1 4th
1941 William & Mary 8–2 4–1 4th
1942 William & Mary 9–1–1 4–0 1st 14
1943 No team—World War II
William & Mary: 29–7–3 12–2–2
Auburn Tigers (Southeastern Conference) (1944–1947)
1944 Auburn 4–4 0–4 11th
1945 Auburn 5–5 2–3 T–7th
1946 Auburn 4–6 1–5 10th
1947 Auburn 2–7 1–5 11th
Auburn: 15–22 4–17
Total: 44–29–3
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title
#Rankings from final AP Poll.


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