Charles Best (American football)
Best pictured in The Cap & Gown 1918, Sewanee yearbook
July 25, 1874|
|Died||July 4, 1962
Alameda County, California
|Alma mater||Lafayette University (1899)|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|Head coaching record|
Charles Monroe Best (July 25, 1874 – July 4, 1962) was an American football and basketball coach. He served as the head football coach at Drake University (1900–1901), Purdue University (1902), and Sewanee: The University of the South (1917–1918), compiling a career college football record of 24–13–3. Best was also the head basketball coach at Purdue for one season in 1901–1902, tallying a mark of 10–3.
Best was the fifth head football coach at Drake University located in Des Moines, Iowa and he held that position for two seasons, from 1900 until 1901. His overall coaching record at Drake was 10 wins, 7 losses, and 0 ties. This ranks him 11th at Drake in terms of total wins and fourth at Drake in terms of winning percentage.
Head coaching record
|Drake Bulldogs (Independent) (1900–1901)|
|Purdue Boilermakers (Western Conference) (1902)|
|Sewanee Tigers (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1917–1918)|
- Charles Best at College Basketball at Sports-Reference.com
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