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.

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September 22nd, 1971 at age of 68
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Lake Worth


1. Otterbein University Colleges/University

Otterbein University is a private, four-year liberal arts college in Westerville, Ohio, United States. The university was founded in 1847 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ. As a result of a division and two mergers involving the Church, the University has since 1968 been associated with the United Methodist Church. It has an enrollment of approximately 3,000, which includes both traditional undergraduate students and adult students enrolled in graduate programs or post-degree studies. The university is named for United Brethren founder Rev. Philip William Otterbein. In 2010, Otterbein College changed its name to Otterbein University to reflect the increasing array of graduate and undergraduate programs offered.

Type Private school
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1 South Grove Street, 43081 - Westerville, Ohio
2011. 2,575
2010. 2,664
2009. 2,642
2011. 422
2010. 416
Acceptance rate
2012. 79.3 %
2011. 79.0 %
2010. 79.0 %
Local tuition
2010. 28.4 K $
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