William H. Maddren
|Died||January 8, 1909|
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William H. Maddren was an American lacrosse coach and physician. He served as the fourth head coach of the Johns Hopkins University lacrosse team from 1897 to 1901 during which time his teams compiled a 25–6 record and captured three national championships.
Maddren then studied medicine at Johns Hopkins University and received a medical doctorate in 1901. Maddren played lacrosse at Hopkins from 1897 to 1901, and in his first year there, was elected team captain and appointed as its player-coach. The Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association awarded Hopkins the national championship each year from 1898 to 1900.
In May 1904, Maddren returned to Baltimore to attend a medical clinic at Johns Hopkins Hospital, and while there, also served as an assistant coach to Charles MacInnes for the game against Swarthmore College.
Alexander M. Weyand and Milton R. Roberts wrote in The Lacrosse Story that Maddren's efforts were largely responsible for "convert[ing] sedate Baltimore into a seething hotbed of lacrosse enthusiasm, the like of which had never been seen elsewhere in the United States."
- William Maddren, National Lacrosse Hall of Fame, retrieved July 19, 2010.
- "All-Time Results", 2009 Johns Hopkins Men's Lacrosse Guide, p. 99, 2009.
- MADDREN TO COACH J. H. U.; Boys Will Have Hardest Lacrosse Game With Swarthmore, The Baltimore Sun, May 12, 1904.
- Year-book of the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences, Volume 21, p. 40, Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences, 1909.