Haskell Noyes

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Haskell Noyes
Sport(s) Basketball
Biographical details
Born July 22, 1886
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Died December 8, 1948(1948-12-08) (aged 62)
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Playing career
1904–1908 Yale
Position(s) Guard
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Head coaching record
Overall 37–22 (.627)
Accomplishments and honors
NCAA All-American (1908)

Haskell Noyes (July 22, 1886 – December 8, 1948)[1] was an American college basketball player and coach as well as a noted conservationist.

Born into a well-to-do family of Milwaukee, Wisconsin,[2] Noyes attended Yale University from 1904 to 1908. He played for their basketball team and was the captain for his final two seasons. As a senior in 1907–08, Noyes was selected as a consensus All-American by the Helms Athletic Foundation.[3]

After graduation, Noyes spent the next three years in his home state, serving as the head coach of the University of Wisconsin–Madison's basketball team.[4] In three seasons in charge of the Badgers, Noyes compiled a 26–15 overall record.[4] Two years later, he found himself in charge of Yale's team. For the 1913–14 season, his only as their head coach, Yale recorded an 11–7 record.[4]

During his time in Wisconsin, Noyes became greatly interested in conserving the environment.[2] And although he had earned a law degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School, he decided to pursue his passion.[2] In 1926, he proposed a law that centralized conservationism in Wisconsin under a director and six unpaid commissioners.[2] In 1930, he established the Haskell Noyes Conservation Warden Efficiency Award, which is still given annually to the person selected as the top Warden in Wisconsin.[2]

Noyes died on December 8, 1948, several days after falling and fracturing his skull.[5] He was 62 years old. In 2000, he was posthumously inducted into the Wisconsin Conservation Hall of Fame.[2]

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Wisconsin Badgers (Western Conference) (1908–1911)
1908–09 Wisconsin 8–4 5–4 3rd
1909–10 Wisconsin 9–5 7–5 3rd
1910–11 Wisconsin 9–6 6–6 5th
Wisconsin: 26–15 (.634) 18–15 (.545)
Yale Bulldogs (Eastern Intercollegiate Basketball League) (1913–1914)
1913–14 Yale 11–7 6–4 3rd
Yale: 11–7 (.611) 6–4 (.600)
Total: 37–22 (.627)

      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


  1. ^ Haskell, Susan Clarke (2013). "Haskell Family History". Haskell Noyes. Retrieved May 21, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Haskell Noyes". The Wisconsin Conservation Hall of Fame. Fox Valley Web Design. Retrieved May 21, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Consensus All-America Teams (1905 to 1909)". sports-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. 2014. Retrieved May 21, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c "Haskell Noyes coaching record". sports-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. 2014. Retrieved May 21, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Haskell Noyes Taken By Death". The Spokesman-Review (Spokane, Washington). December 9, 1948. p. 17. Retrieved May 21, 2014.