Myron E. Witham

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Myron E. Witham
Myron E. Witham.jpg
Witham from 1932 Colorado yearbook
Sport(s) Football, baseball
Biographical details
Born (1880-10-29)October 29, 1880
Pigeon Cove, Massachusetts
Died March 7, 1973(1973-03-07) (aged 92)
Burlington, Vermont
Playing career
Football
1901–1903

Dartmouth
Position(s) Quarterback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Football
1906
1920–1931

Baseball
1920–1925

Purdue
Colorado


Colorado
Head coaching record
Overall 63–31–7 (football)
29–25 (baseball)
Statistics
College Football Data Warehouse
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
Football
2 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (1923–1924)
Awards
All-American, 1903

Myron Ellis Witham (October 29, 1880 – March 7, 1973) was an American football player, coach of football and baseball, and mathematics professor. He served as the head football coach at Purdue University in 1906 and at the University of Colorado at Boulder from 1920 to 1931, compiling a career college football record of 63–31–7. He was also the head baseball coach Colorado from 1920 to 1925, tallying a mark of 29–25. Witham was born in Pigeon Cove, Massachusetts on October 29, 1880.[1] He attended Dartmouth College and was captain of the football team there in 1903. Witham taught mathematics at Purdue, Colorado, the University of Vermont, and Saint Michael's College. He died on March 7, 1973 in Burlington, Vermont.[2]

Head coaching record[edit]

Football[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Purdue Boilermakers (Big Ten Conference) (1906)
1906 Purdue 0–5 0–3 8th
Purdue: 0–5 0–3
Colorado Buffaloes (Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) (1920–1931)
1920 Colorado 4–1–2 3–1–2 T–3rd
1921 Colorado 4–1–1 4–0–1 2nd
1922 Colorado 4–4 2–3 T–6th
1923 Colorado 9–0 8–0 1st
1924 Colorado 8–1–1 5–0–1 1st
1925 Colorado 6–3 5–2 4th
1926 Colorado 3–5–1 2–5–1 9th
1927 Colorado 4–5 4–4 T–6th
1928 Colorado 5–1 5–1 2nd
1929 Colorado 5–1–1 4–1–1 T–2nd
1930 Colorado 6–1–1 5–1–1 2nd
1931 Colorado 5–3 3–2 T–4th
Colorado: 63–26–7 50–20–7
Total: 63–31–7
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title

References[edit]

  1. ^ Emerson, Charles Franklin (1911). General Catalogue of Dartmouth College and the Associated Schools 1769-1910. Concord, New Hampshire: Rumford Press. p. 423. Retrieved October 31, 2011. 
  2. ^ AP (March 8, 1973). "Myron Witham". The New York Times. Retrieved June 7, 2010. 

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