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Carl Marvin "Dutch" Voyles (August 11, 1898 – January 11, 1982) was an American gridiron football coach, college athletics administrator, and sports executive. He served as the head football coach at Southwestern State Teachers College—now known as Southwestern Oklahoma State University—from 1922 to 1924, at the College of William & Mary from 1939 to 1943, and at Auburn University from 1944 to 1947, compiling a career college football record of 58–40–3. Voyles was the head of the Brooklyn Dodgers of the All-America Football Conference (AAFC) in 1948 and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League (CFL) from 1950 to 1955.

Carl M. Voyles
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Voyles pictured in Colonial Echo 1940, William & Mary yearbook
Biographical details
Born(1898-08-11)August 11, 1898
McLoud, Oklahoma
DiedJanuary 11, 1982(1982-01-11) (aged 83)
Fort Myers, Florida
Playing career
Football
1917, 1919Oklahoma A&M
Basketball
1919–1921Oklahoma A&M
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Football
1922–1924Southwestern State (OK)
1925–1930Illinois (assistant)
1931–1938Duke (ends)
1939–1943William & Mary
1944–1947Auburn
1948Brooklyn Dodgers
1950–1955Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
1939–1943William & Mary
1944–1947Auburn
1950–1955Hamilton Tiger-Cats (GM)
Head coaching record
Overall58–40–3 (college)
2–12 (AAFC)
48–27–1 (CFL)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
1 SoCon (1942)
41st Grey Cup (1953)

Coaching careerEdit

William & MaryEdit

From 1939 to 1943, Voyles served as the athletic director and head football coach at William and Mary, where he compiled a 29–7–3 record. The William & Mary football team did not play during the 1943 season due to a lack of players.[1] In 1978, he was named to the William & Mary Athletic Hall of Fame along with all the members of his 1942 football team.

AuburnEdit

From 1944 to 1947, Voyles coached at Auburn University (officially the Alabama Polytechnic Institute), where he compiled a 15–22 record.

Brooklyn DodgersEdit

In 1948, Voyles coached the professional football Brooklyn Dodgers of the All-America Football Conference (AAFC) for Branch Rickey.[2] When the team folded in 1949, he was given a position with the Dodgers baseball team.[3]

Hamilton Tiger-CatsEdit

Voyles was the first head coach and general manager of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. In his six seasons in Hamilton, he had a 48–27–1 record and won the 1953 Grey Cup. Voyles retired from football after the 1955 season to work as a sales supervisor for a Florida real estate company owned by Toronto stock broker and former Montreal Alouettes owner, Eric Cradock.[4]

DeathEdit

Voyles died on January 11, 1982 in Fort Myers, Florida after a long period of illness.[5]

Head coaching recordEdit

CollegeEdit

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs AP#
Southwestern State Bulldogs (Oklahoma Intercollegiate Conference) (1922–1924)
1922 Southwestern State Teachers 5–4 4–3 6th
1923 Southwestern State 4–4 3–3 4th
1924 Southwestern State 5–3 3–2 4th
Southwestern State: 14–11 10–8
William & Mary Indians (Southern Conference) (1939–1942)
1939 William & Mary 6–2–1 2–0–1 T–3rd
1940 William & Mary 6–2–1 2–1–1 4th
1941 William & Mary 8–2 4–1 4th
1942 William & Mary 9–1–1 4–0 1st 14
William & Mary: 29–7–3 12–2–2
Auburn Tigers (Southeastern Conference) (1944–1947)
1944 Auburn 4–4 0–4 11th
1945 Auburn 5–5 2–3 T–7th
1946 Auburn 4–6 1–5 10th
1947 Auburn 2–7 1–5 11th
Auburn: 15–22 4–17
Total: 58–40–3
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title or championship game berth

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "W.&M. Drops Football; Schedule Difficulties and Lack of Players Cause of Action" (PDF). The New York Times. August 26, 1943. Retrieved August 15, 2011.
  2. ^ "Football in a Heat Wave". Time. Time Inc. September 6, 1948. Retrieved March 23, 2008.
  3. ^ "Yesterday's Sports In Brief". Gettysburg Times. February 24, 1949. Retrieved August 15, 2011.
  4. ^ Vern DeGeer (December 2, 1957). "Tip Voyles Next Coach At Regina". The Montreal Gazette. Retrieved March 8, 2010.
  5. ^ "Carl Voyles dead after lengthy illness". Leader-Post. The Canadian Press. January 13, 1982. Retrieved August 15, 2011.

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