|Birth: ||Dec. 26, 1912|
|Death: ||Mar. 16, 2011|
College Football Coach. He served as head coach of the University of Minnesota's Golden Gophers for eighteen seasons (1954 to 1971). He played high school football at Humboldt High School (Tennessee) and continued his athletics at the University of Tennessee. While with the Vols, he played under the legendary coach Bob Neyland at the end and guard positions, earning third-team All-American status in 1932 and All-SEC Honors in 1934. Following graduation, Warmath began his lengthy coaching career in 1935 as an assistant with the University of Tennessee and served at that capacity with Mississippi State for three seasons beginning in 1939, before serving with the US Navy during World War II. Upon returning home he had a second coaching stint with the Vols under Neyland (1946), followed by one at Army where he worked with Vince Lombardi. From 1952 to 1953, he served as head coach at Mississippi State and succeeded Wes Fesler as head coach at Minnesota in 1954. During his tenure with the Golden Gophers, he guided their 1960 squad quarterbacked by Sandy Stephens (which featured Outland Trophy winner Tom Brown) to an 8-1 record and the National Championship Title, as he was named Coach of the Year for that season, culminating with an appearance in the Rose Bowl (defeated by Washington 17-7). During the 1961 season, they earned their second consecutive Rose Bowl appearance which resulted in a 21-3 victory over UCLA (1962). After retiring from coaching in 1971, he worked as a color analyst on Golden Gophers' football radio broadcasts with Ray Christensen and joined the NFL rank as an assistant (defensive lines coach) to Bud Grant with the Minnesota Vikings from 1978 to 1979. He served as a scout with the Vikings until the mid-1990s. He compiled a career 87 win 78 loss 7 tie coaching record at Minnesota and a 97 win 84 loss 10 tie record overall. Warmath died from natural causes at the age of 98. (bio by: C.S.)
Mary Louise Warmath (1915 - 2002)*
William Carl Warmath (1959 - 1991)*
Saint Stephens Episcopal Church Cemetery
Plot: Memorial Garden (Columbarium)
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: C.S.
Record added: Mar 16, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 67027945
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