Horace Botsford

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Horace Botsford
Sport(s) College football
Current position
Team Emporia State University
Biographical details
Born (1877-11-29)November 29, 1877
Yellow Springs, Ohio
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
College of Emporia
Emporia State
Head coaching record
Overall 11-13-3 (0.407)

Horace Casad Botsford was a college football head coach in the United States. His coaching record was 11 wins, 13 losses, and 3 ties.

Coaching history[edit]

College of Emporia[edit]

Botsofrd was the first head coach of the College of Emporia Fighting Presbies in Emporia, Kansas. He held the post for the 1901 season only[1] and posted a record of four wins and three losses. The school played 11 seasons without an official coach before Botsford was hired.[2]

Emporia State University[edit]

After one year at College of Emporia, Botsford moved across town to become the third head coach for Kansas Normal College (now called Emporia State University) in Emporia, Kansas and he held that position for two seasons, from 1902 until 1903. His overall coaching record at ESU was 7 wins, 10 losses, and 3 ties. This ranks him 14th at ESU in terms of total wins and 13th at ESU in terms of winning percentage.[3]


  1. ^ Emporia Gazette, "C. of E. Owned Rich Sports Tradition", by Ed Shupe, Jan 22, 1974
  2. ^ College of Emporia Football Record Book, William L. Allen, College of Emporia Sports Publicity (1951)
  3. ^ Emporia State University Football Media Guide, 2007