Carl M. Voyles
Voyles pictured in Colonial Echo 1940, William & Mary yearbook
August 11, 1898|
|Died||January 11, 1982
Fort Myers, Florida
|1917, 1919||Oklahoma A&M|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1922–1924||Southwestern State Teachers|
|1939–1943||William & Mary|
|Administrative career (AD unless noted)|
|1939–1943||William & Mary|
|1950–1955||Hamilton Tiger-Cats (GM)|
|Head coaching record|
|Accomplishments and honors|
|1 SoCon (1942)
41st Grey Cup (1953)
Carl Marvin "Dutch" Voyles (August 11, 1898 – January 11, 1982) was an American gridiron football coach, college athletics administrator, and sports executive. He served as the head football coach at Southwestern State Teachers College—now Southwestern Oklahoma State University—from 1922 to 1924, at the College of William & Mary from 1939 to 1943, and at Auburn University from 1944 to 1947, compiling a career college football record of 58–40–3. Voyles was the head of the Brooklyn Dodgers of the All-America Football Conference (AAFC) in 1948 and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League (CFL) from 1950 to 1955.
William & Mary
From 1939 to 1943, Voyles served as the athletic director and head football coach at William and Mary, where he compiled a 29–7–3 record. The William & Mary football team did not play during the 1943 season due to a lack of players. In 1978, he was named to the William & Mary Athletic Hall of Fame along with all the members of his 1942 football team.
From 1944 to 1947, Voyles coached at Auburn University (officially the Alabama Polytechnic Institute), where he compiled a 15–22 record.
In 1948, Voyles coached the professional football Brooklyn Dodgers of the All-America Football Conference (AAFC) for Branch Rickey. When the team folded in 1949, he was given a position with the Dodgers baseball team.
Voyles was the first head coach and general manager of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. In his six seasons in Hamilton, he had a 48–27–1 record and won the 1953 Grey Cup. Voyles retired from football after the 1955 season to work as a sales supervisor for a Florida real estate company owned by Toronto stock broker and former Montreal Alouettes owner, Eric Cradock.
Head coaching record
|Southwestern State Teachers Bulldogs (Oklahoma Collegiate Athletic Conference) (1922–1924)|
|1924||Southwestern State Teachers||5–4||4–3||6th|
|1923||Southwestern State Teachers||4–4||3–3||4th|
|1924||Southwestern State Teachers||5–3||3–2||4th|
|Southwestern State Teachers:||14–11||10–8|
|William & Mary Indians (Southern Conference) (1939–1942)|
|1939||William & Mary||6–2–1||2–0–1||T–3rd|
|1940||William & Mary||6–2–1||2–1–1||4th|
|1941||William & Mary||8–2||4–1||4th|
|1942||William & Mary||9–1–1||4–0||1st||14|
|William & Mary:||29–7–3||12–2–2|
|Auburn Tigers (Southeastern Conference) (1944–1947)|
|National championship Conference title Conference division title|
- "W.&M. DROPS FOOTBALL; Schedule Difficulties and Lack of Players Cause of Action". The New York Times. August 26, 1943. Retrieved August 15, 2011.
- "Football in a Heat Wave". Time. Time Inc. September 6, 1948. Retrieved March 23, 2008.
- "Yesterday's Sports In Brief". Gettysburg Times. Feb 24, 1949. Retrieved August 15, 2011.
- Vern DeGeer (Dec 2, 1957). "Tip Voyles Next Coach At Regina". The Montreal Gazette. Retrieved March 8, 2010.
- CP (January 13, 1982). "Carl Voyles dead after lengthy illness". Leader-Post. Retrieved August 15, 2011.