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Carroll Widdoes

American football head coach

Carroll C. Widdoes (1903 – September 22, 1971) was an American football coach and college athletics administrator. He served as the head coach at Ohio State University (1944–1945) and Ohio University (1949–1957), compiling a career record of 58–38–5. Widdoes's 1944 Ohio State team went undefeated and was named a national champion by the National Championship Foundation and the Sagarin Ratings. Widdoes was the son of the Rev. and Mrs. Howard W. Widdoes. The Widdoes were missionaries to the Philippines for the United Brethren Church, a predecessor denomination of the United Methodist Church, and Carroll was born there in 1903. Carroll and his brothers and sister came to live at Otterbein in 1916. After graduating from Otterbein College in Westerville, Ohio in 1926, Widdoes was an assistant football coach under Paul Brown at Massillon Washington High School in Massillon, Ohio. He followed Brown to Ohio State University as an assistant and assumed the head coaching job in 1944 when Brown joined the Navy, leading the Buckeyes to an undefeated season and a share of the national championship. That season he coached Ohio State's first Heisman Trophy winner, Les Horvath. In two seasons at  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1903
Place of birth
Philippines

Death

Date of death
1971
Place of death
Lake Worth

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