Ion Cortright

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Ion Cortright
Ion Cortright - Cincinnati.jpg
Cortright pictured in The Cincinnatian 1917, Cincinnati yearbook
Sport(s) Football, basketball
Biographical details
Born (1889-06-29)June 29, 1889
Eaton, Michigan
Died June 3, 1961(1961-06-03) (aged 71)
East Lansing, Michigan
Playing career
1907–1910 Michigan Agricultural
Position(s) Halfback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1911–1913 Michigan Agricultural (assistant)
1914–1915 South Dakota
1916 Cincinnati
1925–1927 North Dakota Agricultural
1914–1915 South Dakota
1916–1917 Cincinnati
1925–1926 North Dakota Agricultural
Head coaching record
Overall 22–20–6 (football)
38–14 (basketball)
Accomplishments and honors
1 NCC (1925)

Ion John Cortright (June 29, 1889 – June 3, 1961)[1] was an American football player and coach of football and basketball. He served as the head football coach at the University of South Dakota (1914–1915), the University of Cincinnati (1916), and North Dakota Agricultural College, now North Dakota State University, (1925–1927), compiling a career college football record of 22–20–6. Cortright was also the head basketball coach at South Dakota for one season in 1914–15, Cincinnati for one season in 1916–17, and North Dakota Agricultural for one season in 1925–26, tallying a career mark of 38–14.

Head coaching record


Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
South Dakota Coyotes (Independent) (1914–1915)
1914 South Dakota 5–2–1
1915 South Dakota 4–2–2
South Dakota: 9–4–3
Cincinnati Bearcats (Ohio Athletic Conference) (1916)
1916 Cincinnati 0–8–1 0–6–1 13th
Cincinnati: 0–8–1 0–6–1
North Dakota Agricultural Bison (North Central Conference) (1925–1927)
1925 North Dakota Agricultural 5–0–2 4–0–2 T–1st
1926 North Dakota Agricultural 5–3 2–3 6th
1927 North Dakota Agricultural 3–5 1–3 5th
North Dakota Agricultural: 13–8–2 7–6–2
Total: 22–20–6
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title or championship game berth


  1. ^ "Cortright Rites Set", Star-News, June 6, 1961, Pasadena, California
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