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Gwinn Henry
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Biographical details
Born(1887-08-05)August 5, 1887
Eden, Texas
DiedMay 16, 1955(1955-05-16) (aged 67)
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Head coaching record
Overall107–77–12 (college football)
11–2–3 (pro football)
6–3 (college basketball)
Bowls0–1
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
Football
3 MVIAA (1924–1925, 1927)

Gwinn Henry (August 5, 1887 – May 16, 1955) was an American football player, track athlete, coach, and college athletics administrator. He served as the head football coach at Howard Payne University (1912–1913), the College of Emporia (1918–1922), the University of Missouri (1923–1931), the University of New Mexico (1934–1936), and the University of Kansas (1939–1942), compiling a career college football record of 107–77–12. Henry was also the head coach of the St. Louis Gunners, an independent professional football team, in 1933.

Coaching careerEdit

Howard PayneEdit

Henry was the first head football coach at the Howard Payne University in Brownwood, Texas and he held that position for two seasons, from 1912 until 1913. His coaching record at Howard Payne was 5–7–3.

MissouriEdit

Henry was head coach of the University of Missouri from 1923 to 1931. During his tenure, he compiled a 40–28–9 (.578) record. On December 25, 1924, he led Missouri against USC at the Los Angeles Christmas Festival, losing by a score of 20–7.[1]

Other schoolsEdit

Henry also coached at the University of Kansas, University of New Mexico, and the College of Emporia.[2]

Late life and deathEdit

Henry moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1943 and entered the real estate business. He died there on May 16, 1955 at the age of 87.[3]

FamilyEdit

Henry is the grandfather of collegiate track and field coach Pat Henry.[4]

Head coaching recordEdit

College footballEdit

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Howard Payne Yellow Jackets (Independent) (1912–1913)
1912 Howard Payne 2–3–1
1913 Howard Payne 3–4–2
Howard Payne: 5–7–3
College of Emporia Fighting Presbies () (1918–1922)
1918 Emporia 6–0
1919 Emporia 8–0
1920 Emporia
1921 Emporia
1922 Emporia
Emporia: 37–3
Missouri Tigers (Missouri Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1923–1931)
1923 Missouri 2–3–3 1–3–2 6th
1924 Missouri 7–2 5–1 1st L Los Angeles Christmas Festival
1925 Missouri 6–1–1 5–1 1st
1926 Missouri 5–1–2 3–1–1 T–3rd
1927 Missouri 7–2 5–1 1st
1928 Missouri 4–4 3–2 T–2nd
1929 Missouri 5–2–1 3–1–1 2nd
1930 Missouri 2–5–2 1–2–2 5th
1931 Missouri 2–8 1–4 T–5th
Missouri: 40–28–9 27–16–6
New Mexico Lobos (Border Conference) (1934–1936)
1934 New Mexico 8–1 3–1 2nd
1935 New Mexico 6–4 3–2 3rd
1936 New Mexico 2–7 1–4 7th
New Mexico: 16–12 7–7
Kansas Jayhawks (Missouri Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1939–1942)
1939 Kansas 2–6 1–4 T–4th
1940 Kansas 2–7 0–5 6th
1941 Kansas 3–6 2–3 4th
1942 Kansas 2–8 1–4 T–5th
Kansas: 9–27 4–16
Total: 61–53–10
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title
Indicates BCS bowl, Bowl Alliance or Bowl Coalition game.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "ESPN College Football Encyclopedia (Page 554)".
  2. The Official National Collegiate Athletic Association football guide "The official rules book and record book of college football" (edited by Walter Camp) Can Sports Publishing Company, 1922
  3. "Gwinn Henry, Once Coach at Missouri Dies in Albuquerque". Moberly Monitor-Index. Associated Press (Moberly, Missouri): p. 3. May 18, 1955. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/3863167/moberly_monitorindex/.
  4. Wideman, Bryan (May 3, 2007). "Louisiana State U.: LSU's Pat Henry sits in class all his own.". University Wire (The Gale Group, Inc.). http://www.accessmylibrary.com/coms2/summary_0286-23223192_ITM. Retrieved May 13, 2008.

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