|Born||February 1, 1899|
Tahlequah, Cherokee Nation
|Died||October 13, 1980 (aged 81)|
|Head coaching record|
|Accomplishments and honors|
2 Big Six (1943–1944)
Dewey William "Snorter" Luster (February 1, 1899 – October 13, 1980) was an American football player and coach. He served as the head football coach at Southwestern State Teachers College—now Southwestern Oklahoma State University—in 1925 and at the University of Oklahoma from 1941 to 1945, compiling a career college football coaching record of 32–22–4. Luster was also a player on the Oklahoma Sooners football team from 1917 to 1920 under head coach Bennie Owen and was the captain of the 1920 undefeated team.
Luster was the head football coach at Norman High School in Norman, Oklahoma in 1924. The following year, he succeeded Carl M. Voyles as the head football coach at Southwestern State Teachers College.
Luster's tenure as head coach at Oklahoma was complicated by World War II. In the six months after the attack on Pearl Harbor, nearly 60 Sooner athletes in all sports had enlisted in some branch of the armed services and more continued to enlist as the war progressed. Luster resigned as head coach almost immediately after his Sooner team lost 47–0 to Oklahoma A&M on November 24, 1945. His official reason for his resignation was "poor health."
Head coaching recordEdit
|Southwestern State Teachers Bulldogs (Oklahoma Collegiate Athletic Conference) (1925)|
|1925||Southwestern State Teachers||5–4–1||3–1–1||3rd|
|Southwestern State Teachers:||5–4–1||3–1–1|
|Oklahoma Sooners (Big Six Conference) (1941–1945)|
|National championship Conference title Conference division title|
|†Indicates BCS bowl, Bowl Alliance or Bowl Coalition game.|
- ↑ "Dewey Luster Succeeds Dutch Voyles as Coach of Southwestern School". The Daily Oklahoman (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma): p. 8. May 18, 1925. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/23716937/the_daily_oklahoman/.
- ↑ Keith, Harold (July 1942). "Sooner Sports". Sooner Magazine. p. 15. http://digital.libraries.ou.edu/sooner/articles/p15_1942v14n11_OCR.pdf.
- ↑ Keith, Harold (January 1946). "Sooner Sports". Sooner Magazine. p. 6. http://digital.libraries.ou.edu/sooner/articles/p6-7_1946v18n5_OCR.pdf.
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