Bill Chandler

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Bill Chandler
Bill Chandler Marquette.jpg
Chandler from the 1939 “Hilltop”
Sport(s) Basketball
Biographical details
Born (1895-08-27)August 27, 1895
Chicago, Illinois
Died May 23, 1953(1953-05-23) (aged 57)
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
Playing career
1915–1918 Wisconsin
Position(s) Center
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1919–1921 River Falls State
1921–1928 Iowa State
1928–1930 Wisconsin (assistant)
1930–1951 Marquette

William Stephen "Bill" Chandler (August 27, 1895 – May 23, 1953) was an American college basketball coach.

Biography[edit]

Early life[edit]

Chandler played basketball at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and was a center on the 1915–16 and 1917–18 teams, both of which finished in first place in the Big Ten Conference.

Coaching career[edit]

Chandler's first head coaching job was at the University of Wisconsin–River Falls. During his two seasons (1919–21), he compiled a 27–7 record.

Chandler coached at Iowa State for seven seasons (1921–28)[1] and later coached Marquette basketball for 21 seasons (1930–51).[2] His 193 victories are second all-time behind Al McGuire. Chandler was president of the National Association of Basketball Coaches in 1938 and was instrumental in forming the NCAA Basketball Tournament. His best years came in 1932–33 when he directed the squad to a mark of 14–3 and in the following campaign when Marquette compiled a 15–4 record. He died of a heart attack in 1953.[3]

Awards[edit]

Chandler is a member of Marquette University's M Club Hall of Fame.

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Iowa State (Missouri Valley Conference) (1921–1928)
1921–22 Iowa State 10-8 8-8 T-4th
1922–23 Iowa State 10-8 9-7 4th
1923–24 Iowa State 2-16 2-14 9th
1924–25 Iowa State 2-15 1-15 9th
1925–26 Iowa State 4-14 3-11 9th
1926–27 Iowa State 9-9 7-8 8th
1927–28 Iowa State 3-15 3-15 10th
Iowa State: 40-85 33-78
Marquette (Independent) (1930–1951)
1930–31 Marquette 11-7
1931–32 Marquette 11-8
1932–33 Marquette 14-3
1933–34 Marquette 15-4
1934–35 Marquette 11-7
1935–36 Marquette 7-12
1936–37 Marquette 8-8
1937–38 Marquette 14-5
1938–39 Marquette 12-5
1939–40 Marquette 7-9
1940–41 Marquette 2-13
1941–42 Marquette 6-11
1942–43 Marquette 9-10
1943–44 Marquette 8-6
1944–45 Marquette 7-10
1945–46 Marquette 11-7
1946–47 Marquette 9-14
1947–48 Marquette 9-15
1948–49 Marquette 8-13
1949–50 Marquette 6-17
1950–51 Marquette 8-14
Marquette: 193-198
Total: 233-283

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Iowa State Cyclone Basketball: All-Time Results" (PDF). Iowa State University. Archived (PDF) from the original on November 25, 2009. Retrieved December 21, 2009. 
  2. ^ Betsy Van Sickle (ed.), 1986-87 Marquette Basketball Media Guide (Milwaukee: Marquette University, 1986), 12, 100-101.
  3. ^ "Bill Chandler, Ex-Marquette Coach, Dies". Chicago Tribune. May 24, 1953. p. 3.