FANDOM


Charles A. Bernier
File:Charles A Bernier Hampden Sydney.png
Bernier pictured in Kaleidoscope 1936, Hampden–Sydney yearbook
Sport(s)Football, basketball, baseball
Biographical details
Born(1890-07-21)July 21, 1890
DiedJune 20, 1963(1963-06-20) (aged 72)
Cottondale, Alabama
Head coaching record
Overall86–107–18 (football)
242–219 (basketball)
67–65–4 (baseball)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
Football
1 SAIAA (1918)

Charles Arthur "Yank" Bernier (July 21, 1890 – June 20, 1963) was an American football, basketball, and baseball player, coach, and college administrator. He served as the head football coach at Hampden–Sydney College from 1912 to 1916 and again from 1923 to 1938 and at Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute (VPI)—now known as Virginia Tech— from 1917 to 1919, compiling a career college football record of 86–107–18. Bernier was also the head basketball coach at Hampden–Sydney (1912–1917, 1923–1940), Virginia Tech (1917–1920), and the University of Alabama (1920–1923), amassing a career college basketball record of 242–219. In addition, he was the head baseball coach at the University of New Hampshire (1912), Virginia Tech (1918–1920), and Alabama (1921–1923), tallying a career college baseball record of 67–65–4. Bernier also served as the athletic director at Alabama from 1920 to 1923.

Bernier played football, basketball, and baseball at Hampden–Sydney. He was the first student-athlete to be named captain of all three sports. He also attended VPI and compete in sports there.[1] Bernier is a member of the Hampden–Sydney Sports Hall of Fame. The school's baseball is named after him.[2]He died on June 20, 1963 at his home in Cottondale, Alabama.[3]

File:Charles A Bernier.jpg

Head coaching recordEdit

FootballEdit

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Hampden–Sydney Tigers (Eastern Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1912–1916)
1912 Hampden–Sydney 1–6
1913 Hampden–Sydney 2–5
1914 Hampden–Sydney 3–3
1915 Hampden–Sydney 6–3
1916 Hampden–Sydney 4–3–3
VPI Gobblers (South Atlantic Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1917–1919)
1917 VPI 6–2–1 2–1–1 T–3rd
1918 VPI 7–0 4–0 1st
1919 VPI 5–4 2–4 9th
VPI: 18–6–1 8–5–1
Hampden–Sydney Tigers (Independent) (1923)
1923 Hampden–Sydney 3–6
Hampden–Sydney Tigers (Virginia–North Carolina Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) (1924)
1924 Hampden–Sydney 3–4–2
Hampden–Sydney Tigers (Independent) (1925–1927)
1925 Hampden–Sydney 3–5–1
1926 Hampden–Sydney 5–2–3
1927 Hampden–Sydney 4–5
Hampden–Sydney Tigers (Virginia Conference) (1928–1932)
1928 Hampden–Sydney 3–6
1929 Hampden–Sydney 4–5
1930 Hampden–Sydney 2–6–1
1931 Hampden–Sydney 3–6
1932 Hampden–Sydney 3–4–2
Hampden–Sydney (Chesapeake Conference) (1933–1936)
1933 Hampden–Sydney 3–4–2
1934 Hampden–Sydney 4–4–2
1935 Hampden–Sydney 5–5
1936 Hampden–Sydney 3–5–1
Hampden–Sydney (Independent) (1937–1938)
1937 Hampden–Sydney 2–8
1938 Hampden–Sydney 2–6
Hampden–Sydney: 68–101–17
Total: 86–107–18
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title
Indicates BCS bowl, Bowl Alliance or Bowl Coalition game.

References Edit

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.