September 21, 1870|
Warren County, Ohio
August 22, 1950 (aged 79)|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|Head coaching record|
|Accomplishments and honors|
|1 National (1897)|
Frank Seiler Butterworth Sr. (September 21, 1870 – August 21, 1950) was an American football player and coach. Butterworth attended Yale University where he was a fullback on Yale's football teams and a member of the Skull and Bones society. He was famously enucleated by Bert Waters during "The Bloodbath in Hampden Park". He was selected as an All-American in 1893 and 1894. Butterworth was also a track star and boxer at Yale. After his college career was over, Butterworth coached football at the University of California, Berkeley (1895–1896) and Yale (1897–1898). The 1897 Yale football team coached by Butterworth went undefeated with two ties, against Army and Harvard.
Butterworth worked for the bankers Bertron & Storrs, was a senior partner with real estate brokers F. S. Butterworth & Company, and was president of the New Haven Hotel Company. Her served as a Connecticut State Senator from 1907 to 1909 and was a Second Lieutenant in the Chemical Warfare Service during World War I. Butterworth died in his sleep at age 79 in Connecticut.
Head coaching record
|California Golden Bears (Independent) (1895–1896)|
|Yale Bulldogs (Independent) (1897–1898)|
|National championship Conference title Conference division title or championship game berth|
- "OBITUARY RECORD OF GRADUATES OF THE UNDERGRADUATE SCHOOLS DECEASED DURING THE YEAR 1950-1951" (PDF). Yale University. January 1, 1952. p. 30. Retrieved March 26, 2011.
- "Frank Butterworth Dies In His Sleep". Charleston Gazette. August 22, 1950.
- "Frank S. Butterworth Records by Year". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved December 1, 2007.
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