Harry Trotter

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Harry Trotter
Harry Trotter.jpg
Trotter pictured in Southern Campus 1923, UCLA yearbook
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1890-10-18)October 18, 1890
Kansas, U.S.
Died December 28, 1954(1954-12-28) (aged 64)[1]
Beverly Hills, California
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Head coaching record
Overall 7-16-1
College Football Data Warehouse

Harry Elbert "Cap" Trotter (October 18, 1890 – December 28, 1954) was an American football coach at UCLA and Willamette University. He was inducted into the Ventura County Sports Hall of Fame in 1989.[2]

Football coaching career[edit]

UCLA began to play in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) in 1920, and competed against Occidental College, California Institute of Technology, University of Redlands, Whittier College, and Pomona College. Coach Trotter's two wins were against Redlands and San Diego State University, which did not join the SCIAC until 1926.


Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
UCLA (Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) (1920–1922)
1920 UCLA 0–5–0 0–5–0
1921 UCLA 0–5–0 0–5–0
1922 UCLA 2–3–1 1–3–1
UCLA: 2–13–1 1–13–1
Willamette Bearcats (Northwest Conference) (1943–1944)
1943 Willamette 2–1
1944 Willamette 3–2
Willamette: 5–3
Total: 7–16–1
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title
Indicates BCS bowl, Bowl Alliance or Bowl Coalition game.


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  2. ^ "Ventura County Sports Hall of Fame". Retrieved 2007-12-02.