Homer Smith (American football)
October 9, 1931|
April 10, 2011
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
Air Force (backfield)
Kansas City Chiefs (OC)
|Head coaching record|
College Football Data Warehouse
|Accomplishments and honors|
1 SoCon (1969)
Homer Austin Smith (October 9, 1931 – April 10, 2011) was an American football player and coach. He served as the head football coach at Davidson College (1965–1969), the University of the Pacific (1970–1971), and the United States Military Academy (1974–1978), compiling a career college football record 53–71–1 and a bowl record of 0–1. Smith was also the offensive coordinator at the University of California, Los Angeles (1972–1973, 1980–1986, 1990–1993), the University of Alabama (1988–1989, 1994–1995), and the University of Arizona (1996), and for the NFL's Kansas City Chiefs.
Smith was named 1977 Eastern College Conference Coach of the Year and was presented an Outstanding Achievement Award by the American Football Coaches Association in 2006. As a player, he was a two-time All-East and All-Ivy League fullback at Princeton University. At Alabama, Smith is remembered for engineering the team's 62-point effort in a comeback to beat Ole Miss in 1989.
Homer Smith died in 2011.
Head coaching record
|Davidson Wildcats (Southern Conference) (1965–1969)|
|Pacific Tigers (Pacific Coast Athletic Association) (1970–1971)|
|Army Cadets (NCAA Division I / I-A Independent) (1974–1978)|
- Los Angeles Times"Homer Smith Dies at 79; Former UCLA Assistant Football Coach" Accessed 13 April 2011
- Tucson CitizenFormer Arizona offensive coordinator Homer Smith dies at 79 April 11, 2011
- Homer Austin Smith, Tuscaloosa News, April 11, 2011
- Homer Smith at the College Football Data Warehouse
Kansas City Chiefs Offensive Coordinator