Lyle Bennett

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Lyle Bennett
Sport(s) Football, baseball, track
Biographical details
Born c. 1903
Died March 24, 2005
Mount Pleasant, Michigan
Playing career
1925–1926 Central Michigan
1926–1927 Central Michigan
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1947–1949 Central Michigan
1947–1970 Central Michigan
Head coaching record
Overall 8–15–1 (football)

Lyle Bennett (June 23, 1903 – March 24, 2005)[1] was an American football and track coach. He served as the head football coach at Central Michigan University program from 1947 to 1949, compiling a record of 8–15–1. Bennett was also the head track coach at Central Michigan from 1947 to 1970. He attended Central Michigan where he played football and baseball, and ran track. He also coached at Reed City High School, Rockford High School, and Hastings High School in Michigan. The outdoor track at Central Michigan University is named for Bennett.

Head coaching record[edit]


Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Central Michigan Chippewas (Independent) (1947–1949)
1947 Central Michigan 2–5–1
1948 Central Michigan 3–6
1949 Central Michigan 3–4
Central Michigan: 8–15–1
Total: 8–15–1