Carnie Smith
Biographical details
Born(1911-01-29)January 29, 1911
Weir, Kansas, U.S.
DiedJanuary 25, 1979(1979-01-25) (aged 67)
Pittsburg, Kansas, U.S.
Playing career
1930–1932Kansas
Position(s)Quarterback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1941-1948Paola (HS)
1949–1966Pittsburg State
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
1966–1976Pittsburg State
Head coaching record
Overall116–52–6
Bowls1–0
Tournaments3–0 (NAIA playoffs)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
2 NAIA (1957, 1961)
6 CIC (1949, 1951, 1955, 1957, 1961, 1966)
Awards

Carnie Henry Smith (January 29, 1911 – January 25, 1979)[1][2] was an American college football player and coach. Smith was the seventh head football coach at Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kansas. He held that position for 18 seasons, from 1949 until 1966, compiling a record of 116–52–6.[3] His teams were declared the NAIA National Football Champions in 1957 and 1961.[4] The football stadium at Pittsburg State is named Carnie Smith Stadium in his honor.

Head coaching record

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Pittsburg State Gorillas (Central Intercollegiate Conference) (1949–1966)
1949 Pittsburg State 8–2–1 5–1 T–1st
1950 Pittsburg State 5–5 4–1 2nd L Mizra Shrine Bowl
1951 Pittsburg State 7–3 4–1 T–1st
1952 Pittsburg State 5–4–1 2–2–1 4th
1953 Pittsburg State 6–3–1 2–2–1 T–3rd
1954 Pittsburg State 6–2 3–2 3rd
1955 Pittsburg State 7–3 5–0 1st
1956 Pittsburg State 7–2–1 3–1–1 T–2nd
1957 Pittsburg State 11–0 5–0 1st W NAIA Championship (Holiday)
1958 Pittsburg State 4–5–1 3–2 2nd
1959 Pittsburg State 6–3 4–1 2nd
1960 Pittsburg State 8–1 4–1 2nd
1961 Pittsburg State 11–0 5–0 1st W NAIA Championship (Camellia)
1962 Pittsburg State 6–3 3–2 3rd
1963 Pittsburg State 5–3–1 2–1–1 2nd
1964 Pittsburg State 4–5 2–2 T–2nd
1965 Pittsburg State 3–6 2–2 3rd
1966 Pittsburg State 7–2 3–1 T–1st
Pittsburg State: 116–52–6 61–22–4
Total: 116–52–6
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title or championship game berth

References

  1. ^ "St. Petersburg Times - Google News Archive Search".
  2. ^ "Lawrence Journal-World - Google News Archive Search".
  3. ^ College Football Data Warehouse Archived September 20, 2010, at the Wayback Machine Pittsburg State University Gorillas all-time coaching records
  4. ^ College Football Data Warehouse Archived 2012-11-13 at the Wayback Machine Pittsburg State University composite championships listing