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Glenn Scobey "Pop" Warner
"Pop" Warner during the 1917 season at Pitt
"Pop" Warner during the 1917 season at Pitt
Title Head Coach
Sport College football
Born April 5, 1871(1871-04-05)
Place of birth Springville, New York
Died September 7, 1954 (aged 83)
Career highlights
Overall Major NCAA:
NCAA: 319–106–32 (.733)
CFBDW: 318–106–32 (.732)
Overall NCAA: 337–114–32 (.731)
Bowls 1–1–1
Coaching stats
College Football DataWarehouse
Championships
1915, 1916, 1918, 1926
Playing career
1892–1894 Cornell University
Position Guard
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1895–1896
1897–1898
1899–1903
1904–1906
1907–1914
1915–1923
1924–1932
1933–1938
1895–1899
Georgia
Cornell
Carlisle Indian
Cornell
Carlisle Indian
Pittsburgh
Stanford
Temple
Iowa State
College Football Hall of Fame, 1951 (Bio)

Glenn Scobey Warner (April 5, 1871 – September 7, 1954) was an American football coach, most commonly known as Pop Warner. During his 44-year career as a head coach, 1895–1938, Warner had 319 major NCAA college football wins.[1] The 319 wins listed does not include 18 wins at Iowa State University. He also helped start the popular youth American football organization, Pop Warner Little Scholars.

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Early life

1892 Cornell varsity football team: Warner is the 4th from the left in the middle row.

Glenn Scobey Warner was born in Springville, New York. Warner attended and played football for Cornell University. As captain of the Cornell football team, he obtained the nickname "Pop" because he was older than most of his teammates. After graduating from Cornell, he had a brief legal career in New York.

Coaching

Warner was hired by the University of Georgia as its new head football coach in 1895 at a salary of $34 per week.[2] For the 1895-1896 academic year, Georgia's entire student body consisted of 126 students.[3] This was Georgia's first year in the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association, a conference that it founded along with Alabama, Auburn, Georgia Tech, North Carolina and Vanderbilt. Warner's first Georgia team had 3 wins against 4 losses.

The following year, Georgia rehired Warner and the team had an undefeated season (4 wins and 0 losses). While at Georgia, Warner also coached Iowa State University.[4] He coached teams from two schools simultaneously on three occasions: Iowa State and Georgia during the 1895 and 1896 seasons, Iowa State and Cornell in 1897 and 1898, and Iowa State and Carlisle in 1899.[5] Warner's Iowa State record was 18–8–0, bringing Warner's total lifetime record to 337–114–32

After his stint in Georgia, Warner returned to Cornell to coach football for two seasons. He then coached at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Pennsylvania from 1899–1903, returned to Cornell for three seasons, and returned again to Carlisle in 1907. During his second tenure at Carlisle, Warner coached one of the most famous American athletes, Jim Thorpe.

In 1914, Warner was hired by the University of Pittsburgh, where he coached his teams to 33 straight major wins and has been credited with three national championships, in 1915, 1916 and 1918.[6] He coached Pittsburgh from 1915 to 1923, compiling a record of 60–12–4.[7] One of Warner's players, Jock Sutherland, would succeed him as the head coach at Pitt.

The next team Warner coached was at Stanford University from 1924 to 1932, where his teams played in three Rose Bowl games, including the classic 1925 Rose Bowl game against Knute Rockne and the Four Horsemen of Notre Dame. Warner added a fourth national championship in 1926.[6]

Warner's final head coaching job was at Temple University where he coached for 5 years until retiring in 1938. Following his retirement, he served as advisory football coach for the Spartans of San Jose State College.

Warner brought many innovative playing mechanics to college football:

Warner died of throat cancer in Palo Alto, California at the age of 83.

Head coaching record

"Pop" (right) with three-time All-American and University of Pittsburgh team captain Bob Peck during the 1916 season. That year, Pitt would outscore its opponents 255–25 along the way to an 8–0 record and a consensus National Championship.
Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl Coaches# AP°
Georgia Bulldogs (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1895–1896)
1895 Georgia 3–4 2–4
1896 Georgia 4–0 3–0 T-1st
Georgia: 7–4 (.636)
Cornell Big Red (Independent) (1897–1898, 1904–1906)
1897 Cornell 5–3–1
1898 Cornell 10–2
1904 Cornell 7–3
1905 Cornell 6–4
1906 Cornell 8–1–2
Cornell: 36–13–3 (.721)
Carlisle Indian School (Independent) (1899–1903, 1907–1914)
1899 Carlisle 9–2
1900 Carlisle 6–4–1
1901 Carlisle 5–7–1
1902 Carlisle 8–3
1903 Carlisle 11–2–1
1907 Carlisle 10–1
1908 Carlisle 10–2–1
1909 Carlisle 8–3–1
1910 Carlisle 8–6
1911 Carlisle 11–1
1912 Carlisle 12–1–1
1913 Carlisle 10–1–1
1914 Carlisle 5–9–1
Carlisle: 113–42–8 (.718)
Pittsburgh Panthers (Independent) (1915–1923)
1915 Pittsburgh 8–0
1916 Pittsburgh 8–0
1917 Pittsburgh 10–0
1918 Pittsburgh 4–1
1919 Pittsburgh 6–2–1
1920 Pittsburgh 6–0–2
1921 Pittsburgh 5–3–1
1922 Pittsburgh 8–2
1923 Pittsburgh 5–4
Pittsburgh: 60–12–4 (.816)
Stanford Indians (Pacific Coast Conference) (1924–1932)
1924 Stanford 7–1–1 3–0–1 1st L 10–27 Rose Bowl
1925 Stanford 7–2 4–1 2nd
1926 Stanford 10–0–1 4–0 1st T 7–7 Rose Bowl
1927 Stanford 8–2–1 4–0–1 T-1st W 7–6 Rose Bowl
1928 Stanford 8–3–1 4–1–1 3rd
1929 Stanford 9–2 5–1 2nd
1930 Stanford 9–1–1 4–1 3rd
1931 Stanford 7–2–2 2–2–1 T-5th
1932 Stanford 6–4–1 1–3–1 7th
Stanford: 71–17–8 (.781)
Temple Owls (Independent) (1933–1938)
1933 Temple 5–3
1934 Temple 7–1–2
1935 Temple 7–3
1936 Temple 6–3–2
1937 Temple 3–2–4
1938 Temple 3–6–1
Temple: 31–18–9 (.612)
Total: 318–106–32 (.732)
      National Championship         Conference Title         Conference Division Title
Indicates BCS bowl game. #Rankings from final Coaches Poll.
°Rankings from final AP Poll.

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Official 2006 NCAA Divisions I-A and II-A Football Records Book, at page 374 reflects 319 wins, however College Football DataWharehouse lists 319 wins.
  2. ^ Reed, Thomas Walter (1949). Athens, Georgia: University of Georgia Press. History of the University of Georgia; Chapter XVII: Athletics at the University from the Beginning Through 1947 imprint pages 3441
  3. ^ Reed, Thomas Walter (circa 1949). "Chapter XI: The Administration of Chancellor William E. Boggs Through the Session of 1898". History of the University of Georgia. Athens, Georgia: University of Georgia. p. 1696. http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/cgi-bin/ebind2html.pl/reed_c11?seq=27.  
  4. ^ 2006 Iowas State Cyclone Football, page 126
  5. ^ Cornell Chronicle 9-18-97
  6. ^ a b Official 2009 NCAA Division I Football Records Book. Indianapolis, Indiana: The National Collegiate Athletic Association. August 2009. pp. 76–81. http://web1.ncaa.org/web_files/stats/football_records/DI/2009/2009FBS.pdf. Retrieved October 16, 2009.  
  7. ^ Pittsburgh Coaching Records

External links

Preceded by
Robert Winston
Georgia Bulldogs Head Football Coach
1895 - 1896
Succeeded by
Charles McCarthy
Preceded by
Joseph Duff
University of Pittsburgh Head Football Coach
1915-1923
Succeeded by
Jock Sutherland
Preceded by
Andrew Kerr
Stanford University Head Football Coach
1924-1932
Succeeded by
Claude E. Thornhill
Preceded by
Henry J. Miller
Temple University Head Football Coaches
1933-1938
Succeeded by
Fred H. Swan
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