|Born||April 19, 1892|
|Died||June 12, 1980 (aged 88)|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1915||Wooster HS (OH)|
|1929–1961||Ohio State (assistant)|
|Head coaching record|
|Overall||63–24–8 (college football)|
95–65 (college basketball)
|Accomplishments and honors|
2 Buckeye (1927–1928)
|College Football Hall of Fame|
Inducted in 1972 (profile)
Ernest R. Godfrey (April 19, 1892 – June 12, 1980) was an American football player and coach of football and basketball. Godfrey served as head football coach at Wittenberg University for 11 years before returning to his alma mater, Ohio State University, as an assistant coach. He served at Ohio State for 33 years under seven head coaches. He was the line coach for 19 years, defensive backfield coach for four years, and freshman coach for ten years. Godfrey was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a coach in 1972.
Head coaching record
|Wittenberg Tigers (Ohio Athletic Conference) (1916)|
|Wittenberg Tigers (Ohio Athletic Conference) (1919–1925)|
|Wittenberg Tigers (Ohio Athletic Conference) (1926–1927)|
|1926||Wittenberg||6–2||4–1 / 3–1||5th / 2nd|
|1927||Wittenberg||8–2||4–1 / 4–0||5th / 1st|
|Wittenberg Tigers (Buckeye Athletic Association) (1928)|
|National championship Conference title Conference division title or championship game berth|
- Jablonski, David (August 9, 2017). "Wittenberg football: Top 7 players in Tigers history". Springfield News-Sun. Retrieved September 1, 2019.
- Hartman, Marcus (June 3, 2019). "Ohio State football: Dayton prep products nominated for College Football Hall of Fame". Dayton Daily News. Retrieved September 1, 2019.
- Hunter, Bob (2012). Saint Woody: The History and Fanaticism of Ohio State Football. Potomac Books. ISBN 978-1-6123-4201-6.
- "Football Hall of Fame Selects Ernie Godfrey". The New York Times. March 19, 1972. Retrieved September 1, 2019.