Clifford E. Horton

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Clifford E. Horton
Horton pictured in The Index 1924, Illinois State yearbook
Sport(s) Football Gymnastics Circus
Biographical details
Born (1892-12-31)December 31, 1892[1]
Shelton, Washington, U.S.
Died April 1981 (aged 88)
Normal, Illinois, U.S.
Alma mater Clark University
Indiana University
New York University
University of California
Springfield College[2][3]
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1923–1924 Illinois State
Head coaching record
Overall 4-8-4

Clifford Emory "Pop" Horton was the ninth head football coach for the Illinois State Redbirds in Normal, Illinois and he held that position for two seasons, from 1923 until 1924. He founded the Gamma Phi Circus in 1929 as a gymnastics fraternity. His overall coaching record at ISU was 4 wins, 8 losses, and 4 ties. This ranks him 17th at ISU in terms of total wins and 14th at ISU in terms of winning percentage. [4]

Horton retired from the university in August 1961.[5]


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  2. ^ "The Index". Retrieved 2015-08-22. 
  3. ^ "The Index". Retrieved 2015-08-22. 
  4. ^ Illinois State Coaching Records Archived November 26, 2005, at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ "". Retrieved 2015-08-22.  External link in |title= (help)