Chester S. Barnard
File:Chester S Barnard Mo State.jpg
Barnard pictured in Ozarko 1916, Missouri State yearbook (while attending the college)
Sport(s)Football, basketball, track, swimming
Biographical details
Born(1894-10-25)October 25, 1894
Rogersville, Missouri
DiedOctober 16, 1952(1952-10-16) (aged 57)
Jackson Township, Maries County, Missouri
Playing career
Position(s)End (football)
Head coaching record
Overall67–59–17 (football)
180–154 (basketball)
Accomplishments and honors
4 MIAA (1930, 1934, 1936–1937)

Chester Smith Barnard (October 25, 1894 – October 16, 1952)[1] was an American football player and coach of football and basketball. He served as the head football coach at the University of Mississippi in 1924 and at Kalamazoo College from 1925 to 1941, compiling a career college football record of 67–59–17. He was a twin brother of Lester Barnard.

Coaching careerEdit

Barnard was the head football coach at Kalamazoo College in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He held that position for 17 seasons, from 1925 until 1941. His coaching record at Kalamazoo was 63–54–17.[2] Barnard left Kalamazoo in 1942 to join the United States Navy.


Barnard committed suicide in 1952 by drowning in the Gasconade River.[3]


External linksEdit

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