|Sport(s)||Football, basketball, baseball|
|Died||August 28, 1940
Dover, New Hampshire
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
Haskell Institute (assistant)
|Head coaching record|
|Accomplishments and honors|
Amos Alonzo Stagg Award (1941)
William H. "Butch" Cowell (c. 1888 – August 28, 1940) was an American football player and coach of football, basketball, and baseball. He served as the head coach of the University of New Hampshire's football team from 1915 to 1936, except in 1918 when no team was fielded due to World War I. UNH's home stadium, Cowell Stadium, is also named after him. As a football coach, he led his teams to an inordinate number of tie football games over his career with 24. In addition to coaching football, Cowell was also the head basketball coach, head baseball coach, and athletic director at New Hampshire. Cowell died on August 28, 1940 in Dover, New Hampshire at the age of 52.
Head coaching record
|New Hampshire Wildcats (Independent) (1915–1936)|
|1918||no team — World War I|
|National championship Conference title Conference division title|
|†Indicates Bowl Coalition, Bowl Alliance, Bowl Championship Series (BCS) bowl, or College Football Playoff (CFP) game.
#Rankings from final Coaches Poll.
- "WILLIAM H. COWELL; Athletic Director at University of New Hampshire 23 Years". The New York Times. August 29, 1940. Retrieved February 23, 2011.
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