Harry Varner

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Harry Varner
Varner pictured in Corks and Curls 1916, Virginia yearbook
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1885-12-18)December 18, 1885
Warrenton, Virginia
Died November 3, 1970(1970-11-03) (aged 84)
El Paso, Texas
Playing career
1906 VPI
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1915 Virginia
Head coaching record
Overall 8–1

Harry Howard Varner (December 18, 1885 – November 3, 1970) was an American football coach. He served as the head football coach at the University of Virginia for one season in 1915, compiling a record of 8–1. Varner was born in Warrenton, Virginia in 1885.[1][2] He later worked as a surgeon in El Paso, Texas. He died there after suffering from prostate cancer in 1970.[3][4]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Virginia Cavaliers (South Atlantic Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1915)
1915 Virginia 8–1 2–0 T–1st
Virginia: 8–1 2–0
Total: 8–1
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title or championship game berth


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  2. ^ Martin, L.G.; Hardie, J. (1988). John Hardie of Thornhill and his family. Thornhill Foundation. ISBN 9780962000003. Retrieved 2015-04-14. 
  3. ^ "Texas, Deaths, 1890-1976 Image Texas, Deaths, 1890-1976; pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1951-25174-10006-60 — FamilySearch.org". familysearch.org. Retrieved 2015-04-14. 
  4. ^ Texas Medical Association (1971). Texas Medicine. Texas Medical Association. Retrieved 2015-04-14.