Butch Cowell

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Butch Cowell
Sport(s) Football, basketball, baseball
Biographical details
Born c. 1888
Died August 28, 1940
Dover, New Hampshire
Playing career
1910 Kansas
Position(s) Tackle
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Football
1914 Haskell Institute (assistant)
1915–1936 New Hampshire
Basketball
1916–1928 New Hampshire
Baseball
1916 New Hampshire
1919–1921 New Hampshire
Head coaching record
Overall 87–69–24 (football)
119–54 (basketball)
17–25–2 (baseball)
Accomplishments and honors
Awards
Amos Alonzo Stagg Award (1941)

William H. "Butch" Cowell (c. 1888 – August 28, 1940) was an American football player and coach of football, basketball, and baseball. He served as the head coach of the University of New Hampshire's football team from 1915 to 1936, except in 1918 when no team was fielded due to World War I. UNH's home stadium, Cowell Stadium, is also named after him. As a football coach, he led his teams to an inordinate number of tie football games over his career with 24. In addition to coaching football, Cowell was also the head basketball coach, head baseball coach, and athletic director at New Hampshire. Cowell died on August 28, 1940 in Dover, New Hampshire at the age of 52.[1]

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Football[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
New Hampshire Wildcats (Independent) (1915–1936)
1915 New Hampshire 3–6–1
1916 New Hampshire 3–5–2
1917 New Hampshire 3–2–2
1918 No team—World War I
1919 New Hampshire 7–2
1920 New Hampshire 5–2–1
1921 New Hampshire 8–1–1
1922 New Hampshire 3–5–1
1923 New Hampshire 4–4–1
1924 New Hampshire 7–2
1925 New Hampshire 4–1–2
1926 New Hampshire 4–4
1927 New Hampshire 0–7–1
1928 New Hampshire 3–2–3
1929 New Hampshire 7–2
1930 New Hampshire 5–2–1
1931 New Hampshire 7–2–1
1932 New Hampshire 3–5–1
1933 New Hampshire 3–3–1
1934 New Hampshire 3–4–2
1935 New Hampshire 2–5–1
1936 New Hampshire 3–3–2
New Hampshire: 87–69–24
Total: 87–69–24

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