Richard Shore Smith
Smith, c. 1904
December 11, 1877|
Mountain View, California
May 19, 1953 75) (aged|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|Head coaching record|
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Richard Shore Smith (December 11, 1877 – May 19, 1953) was an American football player and coach.
He played college football at the University of Oregon from 1896 to 1899 and then at Columbia University, where he attended law school. Playing as a fullback for Columbia in 1903, Smith was named an All-American. He served as the head football coach at Oregon in 1904 and again in 1925, compiling a record of 6–8–1. Smith practiced law in Oregon and was president of the First National Bank in Eugene, Oregon. He died at the age of 74 on May 19, 1953 at his home in Eugene.
Head coaching record
|Oregon Webfoots (Independent) (1904)|
|Oregon Webfoots (Pacific Coast Conference) (1925)|
- "Dick Smith At Columbia". The Eugene Guard. October 28, 1901. p. 1. Retrieved July 23, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.
- McCann, Michael C. (1995). Oregon Ducks Football: 100 Years of Glory. Eugene, OR: McCann Communications Corp. ISBN 0-9648244-7-7.
- "Richard Shore Smith" (PDF). The New York Times. United Press. May 21, 1953. Retrieved December 25, 2011.