Alvin Twitchell

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Alvin Twitchell
Alvin Twitchell.jpg
Twitchell (left) pictured in The Banyan 1923, BYU yearbook
Sport(s) Football, basketball
Biographical details
Born (1892-05-13)May 13, 1892
Beaver, Utah
Died May 10, 1955(1955-05-10) (aged 62)[1]
Pueblo, Colorado
Coaching career (HC unless noted)


Pueblo Centennial HS (CO)

Colorado College
Head coaching record
Overall 5–13–1 (college football)
100–51 (college basketball)

Alvin Greenwood Twitchell (May 13, 1892 – May 10, 1955) was an American football and basketball coach. He was the first head football coach at Brigham Young University (BYU), serving from 1922 to 1924 and compiling a record of 5–13–1. Twitchell was also the head basketball coach at BYU from 1920 to 1925 and at Colorado College from 1926 to 1930, amassing a career college basketball mark of 100–51.

Twitchell started his football coaching tenure at BYU in 1922 with a game against Utah Agricultural in Logan, Utah. BYU lost the game 41–3. Twitchell finished the year with a record of 1–5 with the only win coming against the Wyoming. His career record at BYU was 5–13–1.

Head coaching record[edit]

College football[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
BYU Cougars (Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) (1922–1924)
1922 BYU 1–5 1–5 8th
1923 BYU 2–5 1–5 T–8th
1924 BYU 2–3–1 1–3–1 9th
BYU: 5–13–1 3–13–1
Total: 5–13–1


  1. ^ "Alvin Twitchell". Standard-Examiner (Ogden, Utah). May 12, 1955. Retrieved December 1, 2013. 

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