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Euil Snitz Snider

Euil "Snitz" Snider was born December 9, 1905 in Adger, Alabama near Birmingham. He was a former Olympian, a successful football coach at Bessemer High School, and director of the Bessemer Technical Institute.

Snider graduated from Oak Grove High School where he was a three sport star athlete. He lettered in football, basketball and track at the Alabama Polytechnic Institute in Auburn between 1924 and 1928.

Snider set a national record in the 400-meter race at 48 seconds and qualified for the U. S. Olympic team for the 1928 Olympic Games in Amsterdam. In the Olympics, he failed to get through the second round heats.

Snider was hired to coach the Dora High School football team in 1929, but stayed only one season. His team finished the season with a 6-3-1 record. While there he also coached baseball and basketball. All three of his teams won the county championship that season.

He returned to coaching in 1933 at Bessemer High School and spent 31 years with the program between 1933 and 1963, compiling a record of 156-69-11 with state championships in 1933, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1961, 1962 and 1963. He coached five teams that finished the season undefeated.

Snider served as an official starter for 25 Southeastern Conference track meets and 20 Florida Relays. He directed the physical education program at Howard College in 1942-43 and also coached the U. S. Navys B-12 football team. From 1965 to 1972 he was director of the Bessemer Technical Institute.

Snider was inducted into the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame in 1975 and the Alabama High School Athletics Association Hall of Fame in 1991. Bessemers Snitz Snider Stadium was named in his honor in 1972.

Coach Snider passed away in 1977.

Known Record:  163-72-12   69.4%

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 Team   Season   Class   W/L/T   PF  PA   W/L/T   PF  PA   Region   Title  W/L/T   PF  PA 
Bessemer City
Bessemer1963 4A6-410168
Bessemer1962 4A4-511694
Bessemer1961 4A3-3-310189
Bessemer1960 6-2-218192
Bessemer1957 6-217086
Bessemer1956 4-68299
Bessemer1955 5-4-19571
Bessemer1954 3A10-022847
Bessemer1953 3A8-223887
Bessemer1952 2A10-027238
Bessemer1951 8-0-122838
Bessemer1950 4-5139104
Bessemer1949 6-310167
Bessemer1948 3-511489
Bessemer1947 6-323341
Bessemer1946 4-566115
Bessemer1945 8-124725
Bessemer1944 5-419668
Bessemer1940 8-0-11276
Bessemer1939 3-4-15281
Bessemer1938 6-2-113027
Bessemer1937 6-311746
Bessemer1936 7-217775
Bessemer1935 8-124640
Bessemer1934 5-3-114265
Bessemer1933 8-0-114619
 26 Years157-69-12404516770-0000-000
Dora1929 6-3-117767
 1 Year6-3-1177670-0000-000
 27 Years163-72-13422217440-0000-000

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