Gwinn Henry

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Gwinn Henry
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Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born 1887
Eden, Texas
Died May 17, 1955 (aged 67)
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Playing career
1908 Southwestern (TX)
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1912–1913 Howard Payne
1918–1922 Emporia
1923–1931 Missouri
1933 St. Louis Gunners
1934–1936 New Mexico
1939–1942 Kansas
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
1938–1942 Kansas
Head coaching record
Overall 107–77–12 (college)
11–2–3 (pro)
Bowls 0–1
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
3 MVIAA (1924–1925, 1927)

Gwinn Henry (1887 – May 17, 1955) was an American football player, track athlete, coach, and college athletics administrator. He served as the head football coach at Howard Payne University (1912–1913), the College of Emporia (1918–1922), the University of Missouri (1923–1931), the University of New Mexico (1934–1936), and the University of Kansas (1939–1942), compiling a career college football record of 107–77–12. Henry was also the head coach of the St. Louis Gunners, an independent professional football team, in 1933.

Coaching career[edit]

Howard Payne[edit]

Henry was the first head football coach at the Howard Payne University in Brownwood, Texas and he held that position for two seasons, from 1912 until 1913. His coaching record at Howard Payne was 5–7–3.

Missouri[edit]

Henry was head coach of the University of Missouri from 1923 to 1931. During his tenure, he compiled a 40–28–9 (.578) record. On December 25, 1924, he led Missouri against USC at the Los Angeles Christmas Festival, losing by a score of 20–7.[1]

Other schools[edit]

Henry also coached at the University of Kansas, University of New Mexico, and the College of Emporia.[2]

Late life and death[edit]

Henry moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1943 and entered the real estate business. He died there on May 17, 1955 at the age of 87.[3]

Family[edit]

Henry is the grandfather of collegiate track and field coach Pat Henry.[4]

Head coaching record[edit]

College[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Howard Payne Yellow Jackets (Independent) (1912–1913)
1912 Howard Payne 2–3–1
1913 Howard Payne 3–4–2
Howard Payne: 5–7–3
College of Emporia Fighting Presbies () (1918–1922)
1918 Emporia 6–0
1919 Emporia 8–0
1920 Emporia
1921 Emporia
1922 Emporia
Emporia: 37–3
Missouri Tigers (Missouri Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1923–1931)
1923 Missouri 2–3–3 1–3–2 6th
1924 Missouri 7–2 5–1 1st L Los Angeles Christmas Festival
1925 Missouri 6–1–1 5–1 1st
1926 Missouri 5–1–2 3–1–1 T–3rd
1927 Missouri 7–2 5–1 1st
1928 Missouri 4–4 3–2 T–2nd
1929 Missouri 5–2–1 3–1–1 2nd
1930 Missouri 2–5–2 1–2–2 5th
1931 Missouri 2–8 1–4 T–5th
Missouri: 40–28–9 27–16–6
New Mexico Lobos (Border Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1934–1936)
1934 New Mexico 8–1 3–1 2nd
1935 New Mexico 6–4 3–2 3rd
1936 New Mexico 2–7 1–4 7th
New Mexico: 16–12 7–7
Kansas Jayhawks (Missouri Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1939–1942)
1939 Kansas 2–6 1–4 T–4th
1940 Kansas 2–7 0–5 6th
1941 Kansas 3–6 2–3 4th
1942 Kansas 2–8 1–4 T–5th
Kansas: 9–27 4–16
Total: 61–53–10
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ESPN College Football Encyclopedia (Page 554)". 
  2. ^ The Official National Collegiate Athletic Association football guide "The official rules book and record book of college football" (edited by Walter Camp) Can Sports Publishing Company, 1922
  3. ^ "Gwinn Henry, Once Coach at Missouri Dies in Albuquerque". Moberly Monitor-Index. Moberly, Missouri. Associated Press. May 18, 1955. p. 3. Retrieved December 20, 2015 – via Newspapers.com open access publication – free to read. 
  4. ^ Wideman, Bryan (May 3, 2007). "Louisiana State U.: LSU's Pat Henry sits in class all his own.". University Wire. The Gale Group, Inc. Retrieved May 13, 2008. 

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