|Graduation Year:||Class of 1942|
Charles Winner, Head Football Coach of the New York Jets (1974-75), and the St. Louis Cardinals (1966-71) began his athletic career at Somerville High School winning an All County football award as a quarterback. He held the Central Jersey Group II scoring record in football during his senior year, while missing two games. He also held the country broad jump record for many years.
Winner attended Southeast Missouri College for one year where he was Captain of the track team, rushed for 201 yards against Colorado College and garnered the Outstanding Football Award from the St. Louis Quarterback Club. He was drafted into the service in 1942, flying seventeen missions over Germany, spending six weeks in a German POW Camp.
He was assistant football coach at Case Institute of Technology (1954-55). He became head coach for the St. Louis Cardinals in 1966 and remained so through 1971. He went on as assistant football coach for the Redskins (1971-73) and then the Jets (1974-75). Later Charlie assisted the Cincinnati Bengals in football (1976-80). He became Municipal Relations Manager of Warner Amex Cable Communications (1980-81) and ultimately director of Pro-Personnel for the Miami Dolphins (1981-88). Charley was Director of Personnel for the Miami Dolphins from January of 1988 to June 1992.
He now lives with his wife Nancy in Plantation, Florida.