Horace Butterworth

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Horace Butterworth
Horace Butterworth, University of Chicago's 1st men's basketball coach.jpg
Horace Butterworth
Biographical details
Born (1868-12-03)December 3, 1868
Died December 8, 1939(1939-12-08) (aged 71)
Alma mater University of Chicago
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1907 Temple
1895–1897 Chicago
1903 Northwestern
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
1903–1904 Northwestern
Head coaching record
Overall 4–0–2 (football)
10–4 (basketball)
17 games (baseball)

Horace C. Butterworth (December 3, 1868 – December 8, 1939)[1] was the first head coach for the Chicago Maroons men's basketball team, the fourth head football coach for the Northwestern Wildcats baseball team as well as the fourth head coach for the Temple Owls football team. Additionally, Butterworth was the fourth athletic director for Northwestern and maintain the position from 1903 to 1904. Butterworth attended Delaware College for his undergraduate studies and completed his doctorate from the University of Chicago in 1898.[2][3] Even though he had a record of 10–4, his time as the Chicago Maroons head coach was cut short when the university suspended the program based on a lack of interest.[4] In his only season as the Northwestern Wildcats baseball coach his team played a 17-game season, of which 12 games were verses Western Conference opponents.[5] At Temple, his coaching record was 4–0–2. This ranks him 16th at Temple in total wins and first at Temple by winning percentage.[6]

Head coaching record


Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Temple Owls (Independent) (1907)
1907 Temple 4–0–2
Temple: 4–0–2
Total: 4–0–2


  1. ^ Findagrave.com
  2. ^ The University of Chicago Annual Register, published January 1897, p. 222
  3. ^ The University of Chicago Annual Register, published January 1900, p. 429
  4. ^ The Cap and Gown, published 1904, p. 240
  5. ^ Chicago Tribune, March 18, 1903, p.13
  6. ^ Temple Coaching Records Archived May 16, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
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