Berry Whitaker

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Berry Whitaker
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Whitaker c. 1921 at Texas
Sport(s) Basketball / Football
Biographical details
Born (1890-10-22)October 22, 1890
Died January 10, 1984(1984-01-10) (aged 93)
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1920–1922 Texas (football)
1920 Texas (basketball)
Head coaching record
Overall 22–3–1 (football)
10–6 (basketball)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
Southwest Conference (1920)

Berry M. Whitaker ((1890-10-22)October 22, 1890 – January 10, 1984(1984-01-10)) was an American college football and basketball coach. He also organized one of the nation's first university intramural programs at The University of Texas at Austin.[1] Whitaker served as the school's football head coach from 1920 to 1922 and as its basketball head coach for the 1920 season.[2][3] Whitaker retired from coaching after the 1922 season, citing the physical toll that the stress of defeats took on him and also his desire to return to the work he most enjoyed—directing the University's intramural sports program, which he would do until 1960.[3][4] The UT intramural fields were named in Whitaker's honor following their relocation and expansion in 1967.[1] Whitaker was inducted into the Longhorn Hall of Honor in 1977.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "History – Intramural Sports for Men". utrecsports.org. Retrieved 6 June 2015. 
  2. ^ "2014–15 Texas Basketball Fact Book" (PDF). TexasSports.com. pp. 65–66. Retrieved June 5, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b c "Texas Football – All-time Head Coaches". TexasSports.com. Retrieved 6 June 2015. 
  4. ^ "Whitaker Fields History". utrecsports.org. Retrieved June 5, 2015.