Harry Hartsell
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Hartsell pictured in The Agromeck 1922, NC State yearbook
Sport(s)Football, basketball, baseball
Biographical details
Born(1890-06-29)June 29, 1890
Asheville, North Carolina
DiedFebruary 14, 1955(1955-02-14) (aged 64)
Charlottesville, Virginia
Playing career
Position(s)End (football)
Shortstop (baseball)
Head coaching record
Overall16–18–4 (football)
34–32 (basketball)
52–37–4 (baseball)

Harry Hartsell (June 29, 1890 – February 14, 1955) was an American football, basketball, and baseball player, coach, and college athletics administrator. He served as the head football coach at North Carolina State University—renamed from North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts in 1918—for four seasons, in 1917 and again from 1921 to 1923, compiling a record of 16–18–4. He was also the head basketball coach at NC State for four seasons (1916–1918, 1921–1923), tallying a mark of 34–32, and the head baseball coach at the school for five seasons (1917–1918, 1921–1923), amassing a record of 52–37–4. Hartsell was born on June 29, 1890 in Asheville, North Carolina.[1] He died at the age of 64 on February 14, 1955 at a hospital in Charlottesville, Virginia.[2]

Head coaching record


Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
North Carolina A&M Aggies (South Atlantic Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1917)
1917 North Carolina A&M 6–2–1
NC State Aggies/Wolfpack (South Atlantic Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1921–1922)
1921 NC State 3–3–3
1922 NC State 4–6
1923 NC State 3–7
North Carolina A&M/NC State: 16–18–4
Total: 16–18–4
Indicates BCS bowl, Bowl Alliance or Bowl Coalition game.


Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
North Carolina A&M Farmers (Independent) (1917–1918)
1917 North Carolina A&M 5–8
1918 North Carolina A&M 11–5–1
NC State Wolfpack (Independent) (1921–1921)
1921 NC State 10–10–2
NC State Wolfpack (Southern Conference) (1922–1923)
1922 NC State 13–7
1923 NC State 13–7–1
Total: 52–37–4


See also


  1. The Agromeck 1918. North Carolina State College. 1918. p. 170. https://archive.org/stream/agromeck1918nort#page/170/mode/1up. Retrieved November 14, 2011.
  2. "Harry Hartsell". The New York Times. Associated Press. February 16, 1955. https://timesmachine.nytimes.com/timesmachine/1955/02/16/83352551.pdf. Retrieved March 1, 2011.
  3. "2012 NC State Baseball Yearbook". PackYearbooks.com. NC State Sports Information. Archived from the original on July 2, 2012. https://www.webcitation.org/68rfHLNqO. Retrieved July 2, 2012.

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