David L. Crawford

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David L. Crawford
Sport(s) Football, basketball
Biographical details
Born (1889-03-07)March 7, 1889
Hermosillo, Mexico
Died January 18, 1974(1974-01-18) (aged 84)
Moorestown Township, New Jersey
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1917–1919 Hawaii
1918–1919 Hawaii
Head coaching record
Overall 11–1–2 (football)
2–5 (basketball)

David Livingston Crawford (March 7, 1889 – January 18, 1974) was an American entomologist, coach of football and basketball, and college professor and administrator. He served as the head football coach at the University of Hawaii from 1917 to 1919.[1] He also coached the Hawaii basketball team during the 1918–19 season. Crawford attended Pomona College and Cornell University. He taught at Pomona before coming to Hawaii, where he was head of the entomology department. Crawford served as president of the University of Hawaii from 1927 to 1941.[2][3] He was the president of Doane College—now known as Doane University—in Crete, Nebraska from 1948 to 1954.[4] Crawford died on January 18, 1974, of Parkinson's disease, at a nursing home in Moorestown Township, New Jersey.[5]

Head coaching record


Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Hawaii Fighting Deans (Independent) (1917–1919)
1917 Hawaii 4–0–1
1918 Hawaii 3–1
1919 Hawaii 4–0–1
Hawaii: 11–1–2
Total: 11–1–2


  1. ^ "Dave Crawford Records by Year". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved December 1, 2007.
  2. ^ http://scholarspace.manoa.hawaii.edu/bitstream/handle/10125/25693/vol5-no14.pdf?sequence=1
  3. ^ "Past Presidents - University of Hawaii System". www.hawaii.edu.
  4. ^ "Crawford Hall". University of Hawaii at Manoa. Retrieved September 18, 2018.
  5. ^ "David Crawford, Ex‐Head Of U of Hawaii, Dies at 84". The New York Times. May 31, 1974.
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