March 20, 1909|
New Orleans, Louisiana
|Died||April 18, 1991
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1932–1933||Notre Dame (assistant)|
|Administrative career (AD unless noted)|
|Head coaching record|
|Accomplishments and honors|
|1 MVC (1936)|
|College Football Hall of Fame
Inducted in 1974 (profile)
Marchmont H. "Marchie" Schwartz (March 20, 1909 – April 18, 1991) was an American football player and coach. He played college football at the University of Notre Dame from 1929 to 1931, and was a two-time All-American at halfback. Schwartz served as the head football coach at Creighton University from 1935 to 1939 and at Stanford University from 1942 to 1950, compiling a career college football coaching record of 47–50–6; Stanford, like may other universities, suspended football during World War II. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a player in 1974.
Early life and playing career
Schwartz was of Jewish heritage, and was a graduate of Saint Stanislaus College prep school in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. From 1929 to 1930, he led Notre Dame, coached by Knute Rockne, to a 19–0 record and consecutive national championships. In a game against Carnegie Tech in 1931, he rushed for 188 yards, including touchdown runs of 58 and 60 yards.
Schwartz served as an assistant football coach at Notre Dame from 1932 to 1933 under Heartley Anderson, and at the University of Chicago in 1934 under Clark Shaughnessy. In 1940, Shaughnessy hired Schwartz as Stanford's backfield coach. He helped coach the 1940 "Wow Boys" that recorded a perfect season and won the 1941 Rose Bowl.
Head coaching record
|Creighton Bluejays (Missouri Valley Conference) (1935–1939)|
|Stanford Indians (Pacific Coast Conference) (1942–1950)|
|1943||No team—World War II|
|1944||No team—World War II|
|1945||No team—World War II|
|#Rankings from final AP Poll.|