Ernie Godfrey

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Ernie Godfrey
Ernie Godfrey.jpg
Sport(s) Football, basketball
Biographical details
Born (1892-04-19)April 19, 1892
Dover, Ohio
Died June 12, 1980(1980-06-12) (aged 88)
Columbus, Ohio
Playing career
1912–1914 Ohio State
Position(s) End, center
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Football
1915
1916
1919–1928
1929–1961

Basketball
1916–1917
1918–1928

Wooster HS (OH)
Wittenberg
Wittenberg
Ohio State (assistant)


Wittenberg
Wittenberg
Head coaching record
Overall 63–24–8 (college football)
95–65 (college basketball)
College Football Hall of Fame
Inducted in 1972 (profile)

Ernest R. Godfrey (April 19, 1892 – June 12, 1980) was an American football player and coach of football and basketball. Godfrey served as head football coach at Wittenberg University for 11 years before returning to his alma mater, Ohio State University, as an assistant coach. He served at Ohio State for 33 years under seven head coaches. He was the line coach for 19 years, defensive backfield coach for four years, and freshman coach for ten years. Godfrey was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a coach in 1972.

Head coaching record[edit]

College football[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Wittenberg Tigers (Ohio Athletic Conference) (1916)
1916 Wittenberg 2–5–2 0–5–1 12th
Wittenberg Tigers (Ohio Athletic Conference) (1919–1928)
1919 Wittenberg 6–0–2 3–0–2 5th
1920 Wittenberg 8–0 5–0 2nd
1921 Wittenberg 4–3–2 3–3–2 T–9th
1922 Wittenberg 6–2–1 5–2–1 7th
1923 Wittenberg 7–1 5–1 3rd
1924 Wittenberg 7–1 6–1 2nd
1925 Wittenberg 3–5–1 3–5–1 15th
1926 Wittenberg 6–2 4–1 5th
1927 Wittenberg 8–2 4–1 5th
1928 Wittenberg 6–3
Wittenberg: 63–24–8
Total: 63–24–8
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title

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