Alvin Twitchell

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Alvin Twitchell
Alvin Twitchell.jpg
Twitchell (left) pictured in The Banyan 1923, BYU yearbook
Sport(s) Football, basketball
Biographical details
Born (1892-05-13)May 13, 1892
Beaver, Utah
Died May 10, 1955(1955-05-10) (aged 62)[1]
Pueblo, Colorado
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1922–1924 BYU
1941 Pueblo Centennial HS (CO)
1920–1925 BYU
1926–1930 Colorado College
Head coaching record
Overall 5–13–1 (college football)
100–51 (college basketball)

Alvin Greenwood Twitchell (May 13, 1892 – May 10, 1955) was an American football and basketball coach. He was the first head football coach at Brigham Young University (BYU), serving from 1922 to 1924 and compiling a record of 5–13–1. Twitchell was also the head basketball coach at BYU from 1920 to 1925 and at Colorado College from 1926 to 1930, amassing a career college basketball mark of 100–51.

Twitchell started his football coaching tenure at BYU in 1922 with a game against Utah Agricultural in Logan, Utah. BYU lost the game 41–3. Twitchell finished the year with a record of 1–5 with the only win coming against the Wyoming. His career record at BYU was 5–13–1.

Head coaching record[edit]

College football[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
BYU Cougars (Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) (1922–1924)
1922 BYU 1–5 1–5 8th
1923 BYU 2–5 1–5 T–8th
1924 BYU 2–3–1 1–3–1 9th
BYU: 5–13–1 3–13–1
Total: 5–13–1


  1. ^ "Alvin Twitchell". Standard-Examiner. Ogden, Utah. May 12, 1955. Retrieved December 1, 2013. 

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