Homer Norton

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Homer H. Norton (born December 30, 1896 in Birmingham, died May 26, 1965) was a highly successful college football head coach. He coached at Centenary College of Louisiana for 10 years total. From 1934 to 1947, he coached at Texas A&M University and compiled an 82-53-9 record, the second most wins in Texas A&M history. His 1939 Texas A&M team went undefeated at 11-0 and won the national championship. His career record stands at 141-73-18. He was fired in 1947, when his team went 3-8, and lost to Texas for the eighth straight year.

He played four different sports at Birmingham-Southern College, and played minor league baseball for three seasons prior to becoming a head football coach.

Norton was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1971 and the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame in 1987.


  • Homer H. Norton. (April 13, 2008). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved August 8, 2008.