Chester S. Barnard

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Chester S. Barnard
Chester S Barnard Mo State.jpg
Barnard pictured in Ozarko 1916, Missouri State yearbook (while attending the college)
Sport(s) Football, basketball, track, swimming
Biographical details
Born (1894-10-25)October 25, 1894[1]
Rogersville, Missouri
Died October 16, 1952(1952-10-16) (aged 57)
Jackson Township, Maries County, Missouri
Playing career
Football
1915–1917 Fourth District Normal (MO)
1918 Great Lakes Navy
1919 Northwestern
Basketball
1914–1918 Fourth District Normal (MO)
Position(s) End (football)
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Football
1924 Ole Miss
1925–1941 Kalamazoo
c. 1950 Missouri Mines (assistant)
Basketball
1925–1942 Kalamazoo
Track
c. 1920–1924 Southwest Missouri State
Swimming
c. 1950 Missouri Mines
Head coaching record
Overall 67–59–17 (football)
180–154 (basketball)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
Football
4 MIAA (1930, 1934, 1936–1937)

Chester Smith Barnard (October 25, 1894 – October 16, 1952) was an American football player and coach of football and basketball. He served as the head football coach at the University of Mississippi in 1924 and at Kalamazoo College from 1925 to 1941, compiling a career college football record of 67–59–17. He was a twin brother of Lester Barnard.

Coaching career[edit]

Barnard was the head football coach at Kalamazoo College in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He held that position for 17 seasons, from 1925 until 1941. His coaching record at Kalamazoo was 63–54–17.[2] Barnard left Kalamazoo in 1942 to join the United States Navy.

Death[edit]

Barnard committed suicide in 1952 by drowning in the Gasconade River.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ DeLassus, David. "Kalamazoo Coaching Records". College Football Data Warehouse. Archived from the original on November 21, 2010. Retrieved December 2, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Death of Coach Called Suicide". Pittsburgh Press. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. United Press. October 19, 1952. p. 64. Retrieved August 1, 2018 – via Newspapers.com open access publication – free to read.