Chester L. Brewer
Chester L. Brewer

Event:
Athletic Director, Coach

Hall of Fame Class:
1991



One of the driving forces in the early days of Tiger athletics, Chet Brewer spent two terms working at Missouri in a variety of positions. He was athletic director from 1911-17, and again from 1924-34. At different times, he also coached MU's football, basketball, baseball and track teams. In football, he coached the 1913 team to a share of the Missouri Valley Conference Championship with a 7-1 record. His 61-32-3 baseball record ranks only behind current coach Gene McArtor and legendary John "Hi" Simmons. As athletic director, he supervised the construction of the Rollins Field bleachers in 1911, Memorial Stadium in 1926 and Brewer Field house in 1930, and during his tenure, MU teams won 16 conference championships. It was his vision, too, that began the nationwide tradition of "Homecoming." After stepping down as athletic director, he taught in the physical education department. (DECEASED)

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