Red Blair

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Red Blair
Harold 'Red' Blair.jpg
Sport(s) Football, basketball
Biographical details
Born (1900-02-21)February 21, 1900
Mount Vernon, Ohio
Died November 30, 1947(1947-11-30) (aged 47)
near Springfield, Missouri
Playing career
Football
1920–1922 Ohio State
Basketball
1921–1923 Ohio State
Position(s) Halfback (football)
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Football
1927–1935 Akron
1937 Ohio State (assistant)
1938–1946 Southwest Missouri State
Basketball
1927–1936 Akron
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
1938–1947 Southwest Missouri State
Head coaching record
Overall 82–50–12 (football)
89–40 (basketball)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
Football
1 MIAA (1940)

Basketball
1 OAC (1934)

Howard Holt "Red" Blair (February 21, 1900 – November 30, 1947)[1] was an American football and basketball player, coach, and college athletics administrator in Ohio and Missouri. He served as the head football coach of the University of Akron from 1927 to 1935 and at Southwest Missouri State College—now known as Missouri State University—from 1938 to 1946, compiling a career college football record of 82–50–12. Blair was also the head coach of Akron Zips men's basketball team from 1927 to 1936, tallying a mark of 89–40. Blair grew up in Mount Vernon, Ohio and played football and basketball at Ohio State University. He was a member of the 1920 Ohio State Buckeyes football team that played in the Rose Bowl. Blair died on November 30, 1947 at his farm near Springfield, Missouri.[2]

Head coaching record[edit]

Football[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Akron Zippers (Ohio Athletic Conference) (1927–1935)
1927 Akron 5–3 4–3 11th
1928 Akron 5–4 3–4 T–6th
1929 Akron 9–1 7–1 4th
1930 Akron 7–1 5–1 2nd
1931 Akron 1–7 0–6 T–17th
1932 Akron 2–4–3 1–4–3 13th
1933 Akron 5–3–1 5–2–1 3rd
1934 Akron 3–4–1 3–4 T–12th
1935 Akron 6–3 6–3 T–4th
Akron: 43–30–5 34–28–4
Southwest Missouri State Bears (Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1938–1946)
1938 Southwest Missouri State 5–2–2 2–2–1 3rd
1939 Southwest Missouri State 7–1–1 3–1–1 2nd
1940 Southwest Missouri State 10–0 5–0 1st
1941 Southwest Missouri State 8–3 3–2 4th
1942 Southwest Missouri State 2–7–2 2–2 T–3rd
1943 No team—World War II
1944 No team—World War II
1945 Southwest Missouri State 5–1–2
1946 Southwest Missouri State 2–6 1–4 5th
Southwest Missouri State: 39–20–7 16–11–2
Total: 82–50–12

Basketball[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Akron Zippers (Ohio Athletic Conference) (1927–1936)
1927–28 Akron 8–5 7–5 7th
1928–29 Akron 12–3 12–2 2nd
1929–30 Akron 11–3 10–3 2nd
1930–31 Akron 4–9 3–8 T–10th
1931–32 Akron 8–7 7–7 T–6th
1932–33 Akron 11–3 10–3 T–3rd
1933–34 Akron 15–1 14–1 1st
1934–35 Akron 12–3 12–3 T–2nd
1935–36 Akron 8–6 7–5 10th
Akron: 89–40 82–37
Total: 89–40

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Standard Certificate of Death" (PDF). Missouri Division of Health. December 15, 1947. Retrieved May 1, 2011. 
  2. ^ AP (December 1, 1947). "Howard Blair, Former Springfield Coach, Dies". Southeast Missourian. Retrieved December 16, 2010. 

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