| Oklahoma A&M|
| August 11, 1898
McLoud, Oklahoma (1898-08-11) |
Southwestern State Teachers
American football head coach
January 11, 1982, Fort Myers, Florida, United States
Carl M. Voyles Wikipedia
Carl Marvin "Dutch" Voyles (August 11, 1898 – January 11, 1982) was an American gridiron football coach, college athletics administrator, and sports executive. He served as the head football coach at Southwestern State Teachers College—now Southwestern Oklahoma State University—from 1922 to 1924, at the College of William & Mary from 1939 to 1943, and at Auburn University from 1944 to 1947, compiling a career college football record of 58–40–3. Voyles was the head of the Brooklyn Dodgers of the All-America Football Conference (AAFC) in 1948 and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League (CFL) from 1950 to 1955.
From 1939 to 1943, Voyles served as the athletic director and head football coach at William and Mary, where he compiled a 29–7–3 record. The William & Mary football team did not play during the 1943 season due to a lack of players. In 1978, he was named to the William & Mary Athletic Hall of Fame along with all the members of his 1942 football team.
From 1944 to 1947, Voyles coached at Auburn University (officially the Alabama Polytechnic Institute), where he compiled a 15–22 record.
In 1948, Voyles coached the professional football Brooklyn Dodgers of the All-America Football Conference (AAFC) for Branch Rickey. When the team folded in 1949, he was given a position with the Dodgers baseball team.
Voyles was the first head coach and general manager of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. In his six seasons in Hamilton, he had a 48–27–1 record and won the 1953 Grey Cup. Voyles retired from football after the 1955 season to work as a sales supervisor for a Florida real estate company owned by Toronto stock broker and former Montreal Alouettes owner, Eric Cradock.
Voyles died on January 11, 1982 in Fort Myers, Florida after a long period of illness.