Homer Smith, 1949

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First Name: Homer

Last Name: Smith

Year Graduated: 1949

Biography: Smith served as Head Coach at Davidson College, University of Pacific, and the U.S. Military Academy, and as offensive coordinator at UCLA (three times), for the Kansas City Chiefs, Alabama (twice), and Arizona, and as backfield coach at the U.S. Air Force Academy and Stanford. In 1990, The Sporting News named him Offensive Coach of the Year, and in 1977 he was a finalist for the Broyles Award, which goes to the nation's top assistant coach. Smith coached in four Rose Bowls and also in the Citrus, Fiesta, Sugar, Tangerine, Freedom, Bluebonnet, Sun, Gator, and Insight.com Bowls. Died in 2011. Smith was enshrined in the Davidson Hall of Fame in 2000 and was also honored with a lifetime membership in the Army Football Club in 2008. He earned a Bachelors degree from Princeton where he was the captain of the football team, an MBA degree from Stanford, and a Masters of Theological Studies degree from Harvard. He served as Lieutenant in the U.S. Army, Field Artillery.

Year Inducted: 1978

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