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
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
1919 Northwestern
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1924 Ole Miss
1925–1941 Kalamazoo
1925–1942 Kalamazoo
Head coaching record
Overall 67–59–17 (football)
180–154 (basketball)
Accomplishments and honors
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] He left Kalamazoo in 1942 to join the Navy. He committed suicide 1952 from drowning in the Gasconade River.


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  2. ^ DeLassus, David. "Kalamazoo Coaching Records". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved December 2, 2010.