C. J. Hart

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Charles J. Hart, also known as C. J. or “Dr. Chic Hart,” was the second head football coach at Brigham Young University. He coached from 1925 to 1927 and finished with a 6-12-2 record. He assisted the team in their first winning season in 1929. Hart also coached the track team from 1926 to 1928.

In 1937, he was appointed chairman of the Department of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation. Hart served as chairman of the Men’s Physical Education Department until 1962. He served as director for 12 years and member for 20 years of the Games Committee for the BYU Invitational High School Track meet. He also directed the annual Timpanogos hike from 1929 to 1961. He was a member of the BYU Athletic Council. He came to BYU as assistant football coach and stayed with BYU until 1962.

Hart lettered in football for three years and track for four years at Utah State Agricultural College. From 1918 to 1922, he was an all-conference end in football and won the conference championship in the 880-yard run in track in 1922.

He received his PhD in physical education from New York University.

Hart was born on June 27, 1896, in Logan, Utah, and died on December 22, 1971, in Provo, Utah.