August 6, 1889|
|Died||October 13, 1972(aged 83)|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|Head coaching record|
|Accomplishments and honors|
3 Kansas (1916, 1918–1919)
4 NCC (1923–1925,1927)
4 MVC (1930–1932, 1935)
|Kansas Sports Hall of Fame|
|College Basketball Hall of Fame
Inducted in 2006
Arthur August Schabinger (August 6, 1889 – October 13, 1972) was an American football and basketball coach, and then later administrator. Schabinger is credited (although disputed) with throwing the first forward pass in college football history. Even if it was not the first forward pass, most certainly Schabinger was one of the early adopters and innovators of the play.
Schabinger coached college basketball for 20 seasons, including stints with Ottawa University, Emporia Teachers College and Creighton University. He was one of the founders of National Association of Basketball Coaches and the president of that organization in 1932. He authored the association's Constitution and By-Laws. He was enshrined in the Basketball Hall of Fame as a contributor in 1961.
As a player
In 1910, Schabinger led the College of Emporia Presbies to a 17-0 victory over Washburn University. During this game, he threw what some have credited (but many other records disputed) to be the first forward pass in college football history. That same year, "Schabie" scored seven touchdowns in a 107-0 win over Pittsburg Normal.
As a coach
Schabinger was the eighth head college football coach for the Ottawa University Braves located in Ottawa, Kansas and he held that position for four seasons, from 1915 until 1919. His career coaching record at Ottawa was 9 wins, 17 losses, and 6 ties. This ranks him 18th at Ottawa in total wins and 23rd at Ottawa in winning percentage (0.281).
Head coaching record
|Ottawa Braves (Kansas Conference) (1915–1920)|
|Emporia State Hornets () (1920–1922)|
|Creighton Bluejays (North Central Conference) (1922–1927)|
|Creighton Bluejays (Independent) (1927–1928)|
|Creighton Bluejays (Missouri Valley Conference) (1928–1935)|
National champion Postseason invitational champion
- Kansas Sports Hall of Fame Archived 2009-05-14 at the Wayback Machine. Arthur Schabinger
- Basketball Hall of Fame Archived 2007-07-14 at the Wayback Machine.
- Emporia Gazette, "First Hargiss Team Set Scoring Mark" by Ed Shupe, January 23, 1974
- Bill Hargiss at the College of Emporia, 1910
- "2012 Football Media Guide" (PDF). Ottawa Braves. p. 7. Retrieved February 26, 2013.[permanent dead link]
- 2012-13 Ottawa Braves Men's Basketball Media Guide (PDF). Ottawa University. 2012. p. 43.
- 2012-13 Creighton Bluejays Men's Basketball Media Guide (PDF). Creighton University. 2012. p. 160.