Homer Norton started his coaching career at Centenary College, where he served for eight seasons and had undefeated teams three times. At Centenary, Norton's teams won 20 consecutive games and shut out 14 consecutive opponents. He later was hired by Texas A&M, and in 1939 and 1940 the Aggies won 19 consecutive games, becoming the 1939 national champions and the 1940 Southwest Conference co-champions. In 1941, the Aggies won the Southwest Conference, making Norton the first coach to win three consecutive league titles. Norton coached at Texas A&M from 1934-1947 winning 60 percent of his games with a 14-year record of 82-53-9. Norton is also credited with building the first coaching tower to observe practices. He was inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 1968.