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Chet A. Wynne
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Wynne pictured in Univ. of Kentucky yearbook, 1936
Sport(s)Football
Biographical details
Born(1898-11-23)November 23, 1898
Long Island, Kansas
DiedJuly 17, 1967(1967-07-17) (aged 68)
Oak Park, Illinois
Playing career
Position(s)Fullback
Head coaching record
Overall74–59–8
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
2 NCC (1925, 1927)
1 SoCon (1932)

Chester Allen Wynne (November 23, 1898 – July 17, 1967) was an American football player, coach, and college athletics administrator. He served as the head coach at Creighton University (1923–1929), Auburn University (1930–1933), and the University of Kentucky (1934–1937), compiling a career college football record of 74–59–8. Wynne was born in Long Island, Kansas. He played fullback at the University of Notre Dame from 1919 to 1921 and professionally for the Rochester Jeffersons of the National Football League (NFL) in 1922. At Auburn, Wynne tallied a 22–15–2 record, including a 9–0–1 mark in 1932, when his team won the Southern Conference title. He then coached at the Kentucky where he compiled a 20–19 record. At Kentucky, he also served as athletic director from 1933 to 1938.[1][2] Wynne died on July 17, 1967 at West Suburban Hospital in Oak Park, Illinois.[3]

Head coaching recordEdit

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Creighton Bluejays (North Central Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) (1923–1927)
1923 Creighton 5–5 1–2 T–5th
1924 Creighton 6–1–2 3–1 3rd
1925 Creighton 6–3–1 3–0–1 T–1st
1926 Creighton 4–4–1 2–1–1 4th
1927 Creighton 6–1–1 2–0 T–1st
Creighton Bluejays (Missouri Valley Conference) (1928–1929)
1928 Creighton 3–5–1 2–1 2nd
1929 Creighton 2–6 0–3 5th
Creighton: 32–25–6 13–8–2
Auburn Tigers (Southern Conference) (1930–1932)
1930 Auburn 3–7 1–6 21st
1931 Auburn 5–3–1 3–3 T–8th
1932 Auburn 9–0–1 6–0–1 T–1st
Auburn Tigers (Southeastern Conference) (1933)
1933 Auburn 5–5 2–2 T–6th
Auburn: 22–15–2 12–11–1
Kentucky Wildcats (Southeastern Conference) (1934–1937)
1934 Kentucky 5–5 1–3 9th
1935 Kentucky 5–4 3–3 T–6th
1936 Kentucky 6–4 1–3 10th
1937 Kentucky 4–6 0–5 12th
Kentucky: 20–19 5–14
Total: 74–59–8
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title
Indicates BCS bowl, Bowl Alliance or Bowl Coalition game.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Stanley, Gregory Kent. Before Big Blue: Sports at the University of Kentucky, 1880-1940. University Press of Kentucky. pp. 145. ISBN 978-0-8131-1991-5.
  2. Moyen, Eric A. (2011). Frank L. McVey and the University of Kentucky: A Progressive President and the Modernization of a Southern University. Lexington, Ky: University Press of Kentucky. ISBN 978-0-8131-2983-9.
  3. "Chester Wynne Dies, Played Under Rockne". Southern Illinoisan. Associated Press (Carbondale, Illinois): p. 1. July 18, 1967. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/6584602/southern_illinoisan/.

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