Lester Barnard

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Lester Barnard
Lester S Barnard.jpg
Barnard pictured in The DeSoto 1923, Memphis yearbook
Biographical details
Born (1894-10-25)October 25, 1894
Rogersville, Missouri
Died June 1, 1985(1985-06-01) (aged 90)
Orange County, California
Playing career
1913–1916 Fourth District Normal (MO)
1918 Great Lakes Navy
1919 Northwestern
1913–1917 Fourth District Normal (MO)
Position(s) End (football)
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1920–1921 Okmulgee HS (OK)
1922–1923 West Tennessee
1924–1925 Central Michigan
1928–1957 South HS (MN)
1920–1922 Okmulgee HS (OK)
1922–1924 West Tennessee
1924–1926 Central Michigan
1924 West Tennessee
Head coaching record
Overall 22–7–6 (college football)
22–37 (college basketball)

Lester Smith Barnard (October 25, 1894 – June 1, 1985) was an American football, basketball, baseball, and track coach. He served as the head football coach at West Tennessee Normal School—now known as the University of Memphis—from 1922 to 1923 and Central Michigan University from 1924 to 1925, compiling a career college football coaching record of 22–7–6. Barnard was also the head basketball coach at West Tennessee from 1922 to 1924 and Central Michigan from 1924 to 1926, tallying a career college basketball mark of 22–37. He was a twin brother of Chester S. Barnard.[1] In 1985, he died at the age of 90 in California.[2]

Barnard pictured in Ozarko 1916, Missouri State yearbook (while attending the college)

Head coaching record

College football

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
West Tennessee Tigers (Independent) (1922)
1922 West Tennessee 5–2–3
1923 West Tennessee 6–3
West Tennessee: 11–5–3
Central Michigan Normalites/Dragons (Independent) (1924–1925)
1924 Central Michigan 7–1
1925 Central Michigan 4–1–3
Central Michigan: 11–2–3
Total: 22–7–6


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