Bernie Shively

Bernie A. Shively (May 26, 1902 – December 12, 1967) was and American football player, coach, and college athletics administrator. He was the athletic director at the University of Kentucky from 1938 until his death.

Bernie Shively
Shively in 1929
Biographical details
Born(1902-05-26)May 26, 1902
Paris, Illinois
DiedDecember 12, 1967(1967-12-12) (aged 65)
Lexington, Kentucky
Playing career
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
Head coaching record
Accomplishments and honors
All-American (1926)
College Football Hall of Fame
Inducted in 1982 (profile)

Shively served as an assistant football coach at Kentucky and was interim head football coach in 1945, prior to hiring Bear Bryant. Shively was linked to a scholarship scandal in 1962 involving the infamous football team known as the Thin Thirty, coached by Charlie Bradshaw.

Shively attended the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign where he played football as a guard alongside Red Grange. He was a consensus All-American in 1926. He is a member of the College Football Hall of Fame, and is honored at Kentucky as the namesake of the track and field stadium.[1]

Head coaching record

Year Team Overall ConferenceStanding Bowl/playoffs
Kentucky Wildcats (Southeastern Conference) (1945)
1945 Kentucky 2–80–512th
Kentucky: 2–80–5


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