Gwinn Henry
Gwinn Henry


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Catapulted the Tigers into the big time during a nine-year career between 1923 and 1931, when Missouri posted a record of 40-28-9, and won three Missouri Valley Conference championships. From 1924 to '27, Henry coached the Tigers to a 25-6-3 mark, and MU's league titles won in '24 and '25 prompted the University to build Memorial Stadium - still the football home of the Tigers. Henry later coached five years at the University of New Mexico, where he won a Border Conference title in 1936, and four years at the University of Kansas. He also coached an independent professional team - the St. Louis Gunners - for one season. As an athlete, Henry was the national AAU champion in the 100 and 220-yard dashes in 1909 and 1910. He was inducted into the State of Missouri Sports Hall of Fame in 1969. (DECEASED).