Richard Shore Smith

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Richard Shore Smith
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born c. 1878
Died May 19, 1953 (aged 74)
Eugene, Oregon
Playing career
Position(s) Fullback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Head coaching record
Overall 6–8–1
Accomplishments and honors

Richard Shore "Dick" Smith (c. 1878 – May 19, 1953) was an American football player and coach. He played college football at the University of Oregon from 1896 to 1899 and then at Columbia University, where he attended law school. Playing as a fullback for Columbia in 1903, Smith was named an All-American. He served as the head football coach at Oregon[1] in 1904 and again in 1925, compiling a record of 6–8–1. Smith practiced law in Oregon and was president of the First National Bank in Eugene, Oregon. He died at the age of 74 on May 19, 1953 at his home in Eugene.[2]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Oregon Webfoots (Independent) (1904)
1904 Oregon 5–3
Oregon Webfoots (Pacific Coast Conference) (1925)
1925 Oregon 1–5–1 0–5 9th
Oregon: 6–8–1 0–5
Total: 6–8–1


  1. ^ McCann, Michael C. (1995). Oregon Ducks Football: 100 Years of Glory. Eugene, OR: McCann Communications Corp. ISBN 0-9648244-7-7.
  2. ^ UP (May 21, 1953). "RICHARD SHORE SMITH". The New York Times. Retrieved December 25, 2011.