Richard Shore Smith

Richard Shore Smith
Smith, c. 1904
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born December 11, 1877
Mountain View, California
Died May 19, 1953(1953-05-19) (aged 75)
Eugene, Oregon
Playing career
1896–1899 Oregon
1901–1903 Columbia
Position(s) Fullback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1904 Oregon
1925 Oregon
Head coaching record
Overall 6–8–1
Accomplishments and honors
All-American, 1903

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.[1] 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.[2] 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.[3]

Head coaching record

Year Team Overall ConferenceStanding Bowl/playoffs
Oregon Webfoots (Independent) (1904)
1904 Oregon 5–3
Oregon Webfoots (Pacific Coast Conference) (1925)
1925 Oregon 1–5–10–59th
Oregon: 6–8–10–5


  1. "Dick Smith At Columbia". The Eugene Guard. October 28, 1901. p. 1. Retrieved July 23, 2015 via
  2. McCann, Michael C. (1995). Oregon Ducks Football: 100 Years of Glory. Eugene, OR: McCann Communications Corp. ISBN 0-9648244-7-7.
  3. "Richard Shore Smith" (PDF). The New York Times. United Press. May 21, 1953. Retrieved December 25, 2011.
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