August 31, 1906|
Mountville, South Carolina
|Died||May 8, 1959(aged 52)|
Herman Edward "Red" Smith (August 31, 1906 – May 8, 1959) was an American football, baseball, and track coach. He served as the head football coach at Hampden–Sydney College in Hampden Sydney, Virginia from 1939 to 1941 and Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina from 1948 to 1949, compiling a career college football coaching record of 15–28–1. Smith was also the head baseball coach at The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina in 1936.
Born in Mountville, South Carolina, Smith played football at Furman and was selected as All-Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association (SIAA) as a tackle. He began his coaching career at Simpsonville High School in Simpsonville, South Carolina before moving to Gaffney High School in Gaffney, South Carolina. Smith earned a Master of Arts degree from the University of Michigan.
Head coaching record
|Hampden–Sydney Tigers (Independent) (1939–1941)|
|Furman Purple Hurricane (Southern Conference) (1948–1949)|
|†Indicates Bowl Coalition, Bowl Alliance, BCS, or CFP / New Years' Six bowl.|
- "H. E. 'Red' Smith Named Furman Football Coach". Greenville, South Carolina. December 19, 1947. p. 25. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/37801396/the_greenville_news/.
- "Lt. 'Red' Smith Goes To Miami". Greenville, South Carolina. January 18, 1943. p. 7. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/37801370/the_greenville_news/.
- Red Smith (coach) at Find a Grave
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