The following year Georgia rehired Warner and the team had an undefeated season. While at Georgia, Warner also served as a head coach and then co-coach at Iowa State. He coached teams from two schools simultaneously on three occasions: Iowa State and Georgia during the 1895 and 1896 seasons, Iowa State and Cornell in 1897 and 1898, and Iowa State and Carlisle in 1899. Warner's Iowa State record was 18–8, bringing Warner's total lifetime record to 337–114–32.[n 1]
After his stint in Georgia, Warner returned to Cornell to coach football for two seasons. He then coached at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Pennsylvania from 1899 to 1903, returned to Cornell for three seasons, and returned again to Carlisle in 1907. During his second tenure at Carlisle, Warner coached one of the most famous American athletes, Jim Thorpe.
Warner's time at Carlisle was amongst the most influential in football history. During his time there, a rule penalizing a team 15 yards for a forward pass was removed from the game. Carlisle's response to this was to invent the spiral method of throwing a football. He was also famous for trick plays.
"Pop" (right) with three-time All-American and University of Pittsburgh team captain Bob Peck during the 1916 season. That year, Pitt would outscore its opponents 255–25 along the way to an 8–0 record and a consensus national championship.
^ abcdefThe NCAA credits Warner with a career football coaching record of 319–106–32. The College Football Data Warehouse gives him one fewer win with the Carlisle Indians in 1908 for a career record of 318–106–32. Neither includes the five seasons at Iowa State (1895–1899) during which time Warner co-coached the Cyclones to a record of 18–8 while he simultaneously coached at three other schools.
^Reed, Thomas Walter (1949). Athens, Georgia: University of Georgia Press. History of the University of Georgia; Chapter XVII: Athletics at the University from the Beginning Through 1947imprint pages 3441
Danzig, Allison (1956). The History of American Football: Its Great Teams, Players, and Coaches. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall.
Reed, Thomas Walter (1949). History of the University of Georgia. "Chapter XVII: Athletics at the University from the Beginning Through 1947". Athens, Georgia: University of Georgia Press. pages 3441–3445.