Henry Smither

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Henry Smither
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Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1873-07-28)July 28, 1873
Died July 13, 1930(1930-07-13) (aged 56)[1]
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1906–1907 Army
Head coaching record
Overall 7–2–1

Henry Carpenter Smither (July 28, 1873 – July 13, 1930) was a United States Army officer and American football coach. He served as the head football coach at the United States Military Academy from 1906 to 1907, compiling a record of 7–2–1. Smither was born on July 28, 1873 and graduated from West Point in 1897.[2]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Army Cadets (Independent) (1906–1907)
1906 Army 1–0[n 1]
1907 Army 6–2–1
Army: 7–2–1
Total: 7–2–1

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Smither was relieved from duty following a 12–0 victory over Tufts in the season opener. Ernest Graves, Sr. served as head coach for the remaining eight games of the season, leading Army to a record of 2–5–1.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ Cullum, George W. (1920). Biographical Register of the Officers and Graduates of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York Since Its Establishment in 1802. Saginaw, Michigan: Sherman & Peters, Printers. p. 801. Retrieved August 9, 2011. 
  3. ^ "2011 Army Football Media Guide" (PDF). CBS Interactive. August 4, 2011. p. 186. Retrieved August 10, 2011.