Harry Rabenhorst

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Harry Rabenhorst
Sport(s) Football, basketball, baseball
Biographical details
Born (1898-04-30)April 30, 1898
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Died March 1972 (aged 73)
Playing career
Football
1917–1920

Wake Forest
Position(s) Fullback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Football
1918–1919

Basketball
1925–1942
1945–1957

Baseball
1927–1942
1946–1956

Wake Forest


LSU
LSU


LSU
LSU
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
1967–1968 LSU
Head coaching record
Overall 3–8 (football)
340–264 (basketball)
220–226-3 (baseball)
Tournaments Basketball
1–1 (NCAA)
Statistics
College Football Data Warehouse
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
Basketball
NCAA Final Four (1953)
2 SEC (1953, 1954)

Baseball
2 SEC (1939, 1946)
Awards
Baseball
2x SEC Coach of the Year (1939, 1946)

Harry Aldrich Rabenhorst (April 30, 1898 – March 1972) was an American football player, coach of football, basketball, and baseball, and college athletics administrator. He served as the head basketball coach at Louisiana State University (LSU) from 1925 to 1942 and again from 1945 to 1957. Rabenhorst was also the head baseball coach at LSU from 1927 to 1942 and again from 1946 to 1946 as well as the school's athletic director from 1967 to 1968. His 1935 LSU basketball team won a mythical national championship in basketball in 1935 and his 1953 squad reached the Final Four. A native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Rabenhorst played college football as a fullback from 1917 to 1920, captaining the team for three seasons. He is credited as Wake Forest's head coach of record for the 1918 and 1919 seasons.[1]

Rabenhorst began a very long and successful career at LSU in 1925 as the head coach of the men's basketball team. Two years later, in 1927, he also become the head baseball coach. Along with his successes in basketball, which included a 1935 mythical national championship and an appearance in the 1953 Final Four, he also won two SEC baseball titles (1939 and 1946).[2] As a reward for his team's success on the baseball diamond, Rabenhorst was named SEC Coach of the Year in 1939 and 1946,[3] as well. Rabenhorst stepped down as baseball and basketball coach in 1942 when he left to serve in World War II. Upon his return, he again coached the baseball team from 1946 until 1956 and the basketball team from 1946 to 1957. He finished his baseball coaching career with a record of 220–226–3.

Head coaching record[edit]

Football[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Wake Forest Baptist (Independent) (1918–1919)
1918 Wake Forest 1–2
1919 Wake Forest 2–6
Wake Forest: 3–8
Total: 3–8

Basketball[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
LSU Tigers (Southern Conference) (1925–1932)
1925–26 LSU 9–9 4–5 12th
1926–27 LSU 7–9 3–5 15th
1927–28 LSU 14–4 7–3 6th
1928–29 LSU 8–13 5–9 16th
1929–30 LSU 10–11 6–7 13th
1930–31 LSU 7–8 4–4 12th
1931–32 LSU 11–9 8–8 12th
LSU Tigers (Southeastern Conference) (1932–1942)
1932–33 LSU 15–8 13–7 4th
1933–34 LSU 13–4 13–3 3rd
1934–35 LSU 14–1 12–0 1st
1935–36 LSU 10–10 9–6 T–6th
1936–37 LSU 13–7 7–6 7th
1937–38 LSU 10–10 7–6 6th
1938–39 LSU 13–7 10–5 4th
1939–40 LSU 10–8 8–4 4th
1940–41 LSU 9–9 7–5 5th
1941–42 LSU 8–7 8–3 4th
LSU Tigers (Southeastern Conference) (1945–1957)
1945–46 LSU 18–3 8–0 T–1st
1946–47 LSU 17–4 9–2 2nd
1947–48 LSU 8–18 4–10 11th
1948–49 LSU 15–10 7–6 5th
1949–50 LSU 13–12 5–8 9th
1950–51 LSU 10–14 6–8 T–5th
1951–52 LSU 17–7 9–5 T–2nd
1952–53 LSU 22–3 13–0 1st NCAA Final Four
1953–54 LSU 20–5 14–0 T–1st NCAA Sweet Sixteen
1954–55 LSU 6–18 3–11 11th
1955–56 LSU 7–17 5–9 9th
1956–57 LSU 6–19 1–13 12th
LSU: 340–264 (.563) 215–158 (.576)
Total: 340–264 (.563)

      National champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Howler. 1921. p. 64. Retrieved December 27, 2013. 
  2. ^ SEC Baseball Championships
  3. ^ SEC Coach of the Year

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