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Carnie Smith
Sport(s)Football
Biographical details
Born(1911-01-29)January 29, 1911
Weir, Kansas
DiedJanuary 25, 1979(1979-01-25) (aged 67)
Pittsburg, Kansas
Playing career
Position(s)Quarterback
Head coaching record
Overall116–52–6
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
2 NAIA National (1957, 1961)
6 CIAC (1949, 1951, 1955, 1957, 1961, 1966)

Carnie Henry Smith (January 29, 1911 – January 25, 1979)[1][2] was an American football player and coach. Smith was the seventh head football coach at Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kansas. He held that position for 18 seasons, from 1949 until 1966, compiling a record of 116–52–6.[3] His teams were declared the NAIA National Football Champions in 1957 and 1961.[4] The football stadium at Pittsburg State is named Carnie Smith Stadium in his honor.

Head coaching record

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Pittsburg State Gorillas (Central Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) (1949–1966)
1949 Pittsburg State 8–2–1 5–1–0 T–1st
1950 Pittsburg State 5–5–0 L 21–32 Mizra Shrine Bowl
1951 Pittsburg State 7–3–0 4–1–0 T–1st
1952 Pittsburg State 5–4–1
1953 Pittsburg State 6–3–1
1954 Pittsburg State 6–2–0
1955 Pittsburg State 7–3–0 5–0–0 1st
1956 Pittsburg State 7–2–1
1957 Pittsburg State 11–0–0 5–0–0 1st W 27–26 Holiday Bowl (NAIA)
1958 Pittsburg State 4–5–1
1959 Pittsburg State 6–3–0
1960 Pittsburg State 8–1–0
1961 Pittsburg State 11–0–0 5–0–0 1st W 12–7 Camellia Bowl
1962 Pittsburg State 6–3–0
1963 Pittsburg State 5–3–1
1964 Pittsburg State 4–5–0
1965 Pittsburg State 3–6–0
1966 Pittsburg State 7–2–0 3–1–0 T–1st
Pittsburg State: 116–52–6
Total: 116–52–6
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title
Indicates BCS bowl, Bowl Alliance or Bowl Coalition game.

References

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  2. [2]
  3. College Football Data Warehouse Script error Pittsburg State University Gorillas all-time coaching records
  4. College Football Data Warehouse Pittsburg State University composite championships listing

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