Dutch Lonborg

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Dutch Lonborg
Sport(s) Football, basketball, baseball
Biographical details
Born (1898-03-16)March 16, 1898
Died January 31, 1985(1985-01-31) (aged 86)
Playing career
1917–1920 Kansas
1917–1920 Kansas
1918–1920 Kansas
Position(s) End, quarterback (football)
Guard (basketball)
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1921–1922 McPherson
1923 Washburn (assistant)
1921–1923 McPherson
1924–1927 Washburn
1927–1950 Northwestern
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
1950–1963 Kansas
Head coaching record
Overall 10–9 (football)
321–224–2 (basketball)
Accomplishments and honors
2 Big Ten (1931, 1933)
Basketball Hall of Fame
Inducted in 1973 (profile)
College Basketball Hall of Fame
Inducted in 2006

Arthur C. "Dutch" Lonborg (March 16, 1898 – January 31, 1985) was an American football, basketball, and baseball player, coach, and college athletics administrator.


The Gardner, Illinois native coached for 23 years at McPherson College, Washburn College, and Northwestern University. Lonborg graduated in 1921 from University of Kansas, having played two years under coach Phog Allen.

In 1921 Dutch won an Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) title as a player with the Kansas City Athletic Club Blue Diamonds. In 1925 he coached Washburn College to an AAU title, the last time a college team won that championship. Later he coached at Northwestern, getting 237 wins during his time there, and leading them to the Big Ten Conference championship in 1931 and in 1933. His 1930–31 team finished the season with a 16–1 record[1] and was retroactively named the national champion by the Helms Athletic Foundation and the Premo-Porretta Power Poll.[2][3] He had an overall 323–217 college coaching record at all three schools.

After he retired from coaching, he became chairman of the NCAA Tournament Committee from 1947 to 1960, succeeding Harold Olsen. He was the U.S. Olympic team manager for the 1960 Olympics. He also served as Kansas Jayhawks athletic director from 1950 to 1963.

He made the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1973 as a coach.


  1. ^ "Northwestern Wildcats season-by-season results". sports-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. 2014. Retrieved May 20, 2014.
  2. ^ "NCAA Division I Men's Basketball – NCAA Division I Champions". Rauzulu's Street. 2004. Retrieved May 20, 2014.
  3. ^ ESPN, ed. (2009). ESPN College Basketball Encyclopedia: The Complete History of the Men's Game. New York, NY: ESPN Books. p. 541. ISBN 978-0-345-51392-2.

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