Kizer pictured in Debris 1931, Purdue yearbook
March 11, 1900|
near Plymouth, Indiana
|Died||June 13, 1940
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|Administrative career (AD unless noted)|
|Head coaching record|
|Accomplishments and honors|
|2 Big Ten (1931–1932)|
Noble E. "Nobe" Kizer (March 11, 1900 – June 13, 1940) was an American football and basketball player, football coach, and college athletics administrator. He served as the head football coach at Purdue University from 1930 to 1936. During his tenure as head coach, he won two Big Ten Conference titles and compiled a record of 42–13–3. Kizer was also the athletic director from 1933 until his death in 1940.
From 1922 to 1924, Kizer played right guard at Notre Dame under Knute Rockne. In 1925, he became an assistant coach at Purdue under James Phelan and inherited the head coaching position upon Phelan's departure for the University of Washington. Kizer died on June 13, 1940 in Lafayette, Indiana from a kidney ailment and high blood pressure.
Head coaching record
|Purdue Boilermakers (Big Ten Conference) (1930–1936)|
|National championship Conference title Conference division title|
- "NOBLE KIZER DIES; A FOOTBALL LEADER; Athletic Director at Purdue University Was Former Head Coach of the Eleven PLAYED AT NOTRE DAME Member of 'Four Horsemen' Team Under Knute Rockne—Ex-Star in Basketball Coached All-Star Team He Excelled in Basketball". The New York Times. June 14, 1940. Retrieved November 1, 2011.