Charles A. Bernier

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Charles A. Bernier
Charles A Bernier Hampden Sydney.png
Bernier pictured in Kaleidoscope 1936, Hampden–Sydney yearbook
Sport(s) Football, basketball, baseball
Biographical details
Born (1890-07-21)July 21, 1890
Died June 20, 1963(1963-06-20) (aged 72)
Cottondale, Alabama
Alma mater Virginia Tech
Hampden–Sydney
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Football
1912–1916 Hampden–Sydney
1917–1919 VPI
1923–1938 Hampden–Sydney
Basketball
1912–1917 Hampden–Sydney
1917–1920 VPI
1920–1923 Alabama
1923–1940 Hampden–Sydney
Baseball
1912 New Hampshire
1918–1920 VPI
1921–1923 Alabama
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
1920–1923 Alabama
Head coaching record
Overall 86–107–18 (football)
242–219 (basketball)
67–65–4 (baseball)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
Football
1 SAIAA (1918)

Charles Arthur "Yank" Bernier (July 21, 1890 – June 20, 1963) was an American football, basketball, and baseball player, coach, and college administrator. He served as the head football coach at Hampden–Sydney College from 1912 to 1916 and again from 1923 to 1938 and at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University from 1917 to 1919, compiling a career college football record of 86–107–18. Bernier was also the head basketball coach at Hampden–Sydney (1912–1917, 1923–1940), Virginia Tech (1917–1920), and the University of Alabama (1920–1923), amassing a career college basketball record of 242–219. In addition, he was the head baseball coach at the University of New Hampshire (1912), Virginia Tech (1918–1920), and Alabama (1921–1923), tallying a career college baseball record of 67–65–4. Bernier also served as the athletic director at Alabama from 1920 to 1923.

Bernier played football, basketball, and baseball at Virginia Tech[1] and Hampden–Sydney. He died on June 20, 1963 at his home in Cottondale, Alabama.[2]

Bernier pictured in Kaleidoscope 1916, Hampden–Sydney yearbook

Head coaching record[edit]

Football[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Hampden–Sydney Tigers (Eastern Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1912–1916)
1912 Hampden–Sydney 1–6
1913 Hampden–Sydney 2–5
1914 Hampden–Sydney 3–3
1915 Hampden–Sydney 6–3
1916 Hampden–Sydney 4–3–3
VPI Gobblers (South Atlantic Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1917–1919)
1917 VPI 6–2–1 2–1–1 T–3rd
1918 VPI 7–0 4–0 1st
1919 VPI 5–4 2–4 9th
VPI: 18–6–1 8–5–1
Hampden–Sydney Tigers (Independent) (1923)
1923 Hampden–Sydney 3–6
Hampden–Sydney Tigers (Virginia–North Carolina Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) (1924)
1924 Hampden–Sydney 3–4–2
Hampden–Sydney Tigers (Independent) (1925–1927)
1925 Hampden–Sydney 3–5–1
1926 Hampden–Sydney 5–2–3
1927 Hampden–Sydney 4–5
Hampden–Sydney Tigers (Virginia Conference) (1928–1932)
1928 Hampden–Sydney 3–6
1929 Hampden–Sydney 4–5
1930 Hampden–Sydney 2–6–1
1931 Hampden–Sydney 3–6
1932 Hampden–Sydney 3–4–2
Hampden–Sydney (Chesapeake Conference) (1933–1936)
1933 Hampden–Sydney 3–4–2
1934 Hampden–Sydney 4–4–2
1935 Hampden–Sydney 5–5
1936 Hampden–Sydney 3–5–1
Hampden–Sydney (Independent) (1937–1938)
1937 Hampden–Sydney 2–8
1938 Hampden–Sydney 2–6
Hampden–Sydney: 68–101–17
Total: 86–107–18
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bernier Of V.P.I., Brought to Task". Richmond Times-Dispatch. Library of Virginia. March 24, 1912. p. 4. Retrieved October 26, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Charles Bernier Dies; Ex-UA Athletic Director". The Tuscaloosa News. June 21, 1963. Retrieved April 28, 2014. 

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