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Red Blair
File:Harold 'Red' Blair.jpg
Sport(s)Football, basketball
Biographical details
Born(1900-02-21)February 21, 1900
Mount Vernon, Ohio
DiedNovember 30, 1947(1947-11-30) (aged 47)
near Springfield, Missouri
Playing career
Position(s)Halfback (football)
Head coaching record
Overall82–50–12 (football)
89–40 (basketball)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
Football
1 MIAA (1940)

Basketball
1 OAC (1934)

Howard Holt "Red" Blair (February 21, 1900 – November 30, 1947)[1] was an American football and basketball player, coach, and college athletics administrator in Ohio and Missouri. He served as the head football coach of the University of Akron from 1927 to 1935 and at Southwest Missouri State College—now known as Missouri State University—from 1938 to 1946, compiling a career college football record of 82–50–12. Blair was also the head coach of Akron Zips men's basketball team from 1927 to 1936, tallying a mark of 89–40. Blair grew up in Mount Vernon, Ohio and played football and basketball at Ohio State University. He was a member of the 1920 Ohio State Buckeyes football team that played in the Rose Bowl. Blair died on November 30, 1947 at his farm near Springfield, Missouri.[2]

Head coaching recordEdit

FootballEdit

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Akron Zippers (Ohio Athletic Conference) (1927–1935)
1927 Akron 5–3 4–3 11th
1928 Akron 5–4 3–4 T–6th
1929 Akron 9–1 7–1 4th
1930 Akron 7–1 5–1 2nd
1931 Akron 1–7 0–6 T–17th
1932 Akron 2–4–3 1–4–3 13th
1933 Akron 5–3–1 5–2–1 3rd
1934 Akron 3–4–1 3–4 T–12th
1935 Akron 6–3 6–3 T–4th
Akron: 43–30–5 34–28–4
Southwest Missouri State Bears (Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1938–1946)
1938 Southwest Missouri State 5–2–2 2–2–1 3rd
1939 Southwest Missouri State 7–1–1 3–1–1 2nd
1940 Southwest Missouri State 10–0 5–0 1st
1941 Southwest Missouri State 8–3 3–2 4th
1942 Southwest Missouri State 2–7–2 2–2 T–3rd
1943 No team—World War II
1944 No team—World War II
1945 Southwest Missouri State 5–1–2
1946 Southwest Missouri State 2–6 1–4 5th
Southwest Missouri State: 39–20–7 16–11–2
Total: 82–50–12
Indicates BCS bowl, Bowl Alliance or Bowl Coalition game.

BasketballEdit

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Akron Zippers (Ohio Athletic Conference) (1927–1936)
1927–28 Akron 8–5 7–5 7th
1928–29 Akron 12–3 12–2 2nd
1929–30 Akron 11–3 10–3 2nd
1930–31 Akron 4–9 3–8 T–10th
1931–32 Akron 8–7 7–7 T–6th
1932–33 Akron 11–3 10–3 T–3rd
1933–34 Akron 15–1 14–1 1st
1934–35 Akron 12–3 12–3 T–2nd
1935–36 Akron 8–6 7–5 10th
Akron: 89–40 82–37
Total: 89–40

      National champion         Conference regular season champion         Conference tournament champion
      Conference regular season and conference tournament champion       Conference division champion

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

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