Carnie H. Smith
Sport(s)Football
Biographical details
Born(1911-01-29)January 29, 1911
Weir, Kansas[1]
DiedJanuary 25, 1979(1979-01-25) (aged 67)
Pittsburg, Kansas[2]
Playing career
1930-1932Kansas
Position(s)Quarterback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1949-1966Pittsburg State
Head coaching record
Overall116-52-6
Statistics
College Football Data Warehouse
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
1957, 1961 NAIA National Champions
6-time Central Intercollegiate Athletic Conference champions

Carnie Henry Smith was an American football player and coach in the United States. His teams were declared the NAIA National Football Champions in 1957 and 1961.[3]

Coaching career

Smith was the seventh head football coach for the Pittsburg State Gorillas located in Pittsburg, Kansas and he held that position for 18 seasons, from 1949 until 1966. His coaching record at Pitt State was 116 wins, 52 losses, and 6 ties. As of the conclusion of the 2009 season, this ranks him second at Pitt State in total wins and fourth at the school in winning percentage (.684).[4]

The football stadium at Pittsburg State is named Carnie Smith Stadium in his honor.[5]

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
1950 Pittsburg State 5-5 L 21-32 Mizra Shrine Bowl
1951 Pittsburg State 7-3
1952 Pittsburg State 5-4-1
1953 Pittsburg State 6-3-1
1954 Pittsburg State 6-2
1955 Pittsburg State 7-3
1956 Pittsburg State 7-2-1
1957 Pittsburg State 11-0 W 27-26 Holiday Bowl (NAIA)
1958 Pittsburg State 4-5-1
1959 Pittsburg State 6-3
1960 Pittsburg State 8-1
1961 Pittsburg State 11-0 W 12-7 Camellia Bowl
1962 Pittsburg State 6-3
1963 Pittsburg State 5-3-1
1964 Pittsburg State 4-5
1965 Pittsburg State 3-6
1966 Pittsburg State 7-2
Pittsburg State: 116-52-6
Total: 116-52-6
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title

References

  1. [1]
  2. [2]
  3. College Football Data Warehouse Pittsburg State University composite championships listing
  4. College Football Data Warehouse Pittsburg State University Gorillas all-time coaching records
  5. Pittsburg State University website

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