Matty Bell

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Matty Bell
Matty Bell.jpg
Sport(s) Football, basketball
Biographical details
Born (1899-02-22)February 22, 1899
Fort Worth, Texas
Died June 30, 1983(1983-06-30) (aged 84)
Dallas, Texas
Playing career
Football
1916–1918

Centre
Position(s) End
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Football
1920–1921
1922
1923–1928
1929–1933
1935–1941
1945–1949

Basketball
1923–1929

Haskell Institute
Carroll (WI)
TCU
Texas A&M
SMU
SMU


TCU
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
1947–1964 SMU
Head coaching record
Overall 143–87–16 (football)
71–41 (basketball)
Statistics
College Football Data Warehouse
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
Football
1 National (1935)
3 SWC (1935, 1947–1948)
College Football Hall of Fame
Inducted in 1955 (profile)

Madison A. "Matty" Bell (February 22, 1899 – June 30, 1983) was an American football player, coach of football and basketball, and college athletics administrator. He served as the head football coach at the Haskell Institute (1920–1921), Carroll College in Waukesha, Wisconsin (1922),[1] Texas Christian University (1923–1928), Texas A&M University (1929–1933), and Southern Methodist University (1935–1941, 1945–1949), compiling a career college football record of 143–87–16. His 1935 SMU Mustangs, which have been recognized as a national champion, went 12–0 in the regular season before losing to Stanford in the Rose Bowl. Bell was also the head basketball coach at Texas Christian for six seasons from 1923 to 1929, tallying a mark of 71–41. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a coach in 1955. After retiring from coaching following the 1949 season, Bell served as the athletic director at Southern Methodist until 1964. He died in 1983 in Dallas, Texas.

Head coaching record[edit]

Football[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs AP#
Haskell Institute Fighting Indians (Independent) (1920–1921)
1920 Haskell 2–2
1921 Haskell 2–3
Haskell Institute: 4–5
Carroll Pioneers (Independent) (1922)
1922 Carroll 3–4
Carroll: 3–4
TCU Horned Frogs (Southwest Conference) (1923–1928)
1923 TCU 4–5 2–1 3rd
1924 TCU 4–5 1–5 8th
1925 TCU 7–1–1 2–0–1 2nd
1926 TCU 6–1–2 1–1–2 T–3rd
1927 TCU 4–3–2 1–2–2 5th
1928 TCU 8–2 3–2 T–3rd
TCU: 33–17–5 10–11–5
Texas A&M Aggies (Southwest Conference) (1929–1933)
1929 Texas A&M 5–4 2–3 5th
1930 Texas A&M 2–7 0–5 7th
1931 Texas A&M 7–3 3–2 3rd
1932 Texas A&M 4–4–2 1–2–2 4th
1933 Texas A&M 6–3–1 2–2–1 4th
Texas A&M: 24–21–3 8–14–3
SMU Mustangs (Southwest Conference) (1935–1941)
1935 SMU 12–1 6–0 1st L Rose
1936 SMU 5–4–1 2–3–1 5th
1937 SMU 5–6 2–4 6th
1938 SMU 6–4 4–2 2nd
1939 SMU 6–3–1 4–2 T–2nd
1940 SMU 8–1–1 5–1 2nd 16
1941 SMU 5–5 2–4 5th
SMU Mustangs (Southwest Conference) (1945–1949)
1945 SMU 5–6 4–2 2nd
1946 SMU 4–5–1 2–4 T–5th
1947 SMU 9–0–2 5–0–1 1st T Cotton 3
1948 SMU 9–1–1 5–0–1 1st W Cotton 10
1949 SMU 5–4–1 2–3–1 5th
SMU: 79–40–8 43–25–4
Total: 143–87–16
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title
#Rankings from final AP Poll.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Carroll University Athletics Season-by-season football results

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