Warren Schmakel

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Warren Schmakel
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born 1920
Died November 17, 1982
Lincoln, Nebraska
Playing career
1940–1942 Central Michigan
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1946 Toledo (assistant)
1949 Miami (OH) (line)
1950 Central Michigan
1951 Miami (OH) (line)
1957–1959 Nebraska (line)
1960–1963 Rutgers (line)
1964–1968 Boston University
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
1970–1974 Boston University
1974–1979 Illinois State
Head coaching record
Overall 26–28–2

Warren H. P. Schmakel (1920 – November 17, 1982) was an American football player, coach, scout, and college athletics administrator. He served as the head football coach at Central Michigan University in 1950 and at Boston University from 1964 to 1968, compiling a career college football record of 26-28-2. Schmakel later served as the athletic director at Boston University and at Illinois State University, and as a scout for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League (NFL).

Coaching career[edit]

While head coach at Boston University, Schmakel coached 20 players who were either drafted or received professional tryouts. This group included Bruce Taylor, the 1970 NFL Rookie of The Year (playing for the San Francisco 49ers), Reggie Rucker, Pat Hughes, and Dick Farley, who played for the San Diego Chargers and went on to a Hall of Fame coaching career at Williams College.


Schmakel died on November 17, 1982 in at Lincoln General Hospital in Lincoln, Nebraska.[1]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Central Michigan Chippewas (Interstate Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) (1950)
1950 Central Michigan 6–4
Central Michigan: 6–4
Boston University Terriers (NCAA University Division independent) (1964–1965)
1964 Boston University 2–7
1965 Boston University 5–3–1
Boston University Terriers (NCAA College Division independent) (1966–1967)
1966 Boston University 5–5
1967 Boston University 3–6
1968 Boston University 5–3–1
Boston University: 20–24–2
Total: 26–28–2