Chandler from the 1939 “Hilltop”
August 27, 1895|
|Died||May 23, 1953
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1919–1921||River Falls State|
William Stephen "Bill" Chandler (August 27, 1895 – May 23, 1953) was an American college basketball coach.
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) and later coached Marquette basketball for 21 seasons (1930–51). 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.
Chandler is a member of Marquette University's M Club Hall of Fame.
Head coaching record
|Iowa State (Missouri Valley Conference) (1921–1928)|
|Marquette (Independent) (1930–1951)|
National champion Postseason invitational champion
- "Iowa State Cyclone Basketball: All-Time Results" (PDF). Iowa State University. Archived (PDF) from the original on November 25, 2009. Retrieved December 21, 2009.
- Betsy Van Sickle (ed.), 1986-87 Marquette Basketball Media Guide (Milwaukee: Marquette University, 1986), 12, 100-101.
- "Bill Chandler, Ex-Marquette Coach, Dies". Chicago Tribune. May 24, 1953. p. 3.