Harry Buck

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Harry Buck
Sport(s)Football, basketball, baseball
Biographical details
Born(1884-11-25)November 25, 1884
Liverpool, Pennsylvania
DiedJuly 24, 1943(1943-07-24) (aged 58)
Madras, Tamil Nadu, India
Alma materSpringfield YMCA
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Head coaching record
Overall6–8–2 (football)
14–15 (basketball)
3–9–1 (baseball)

Harry Crowe Buck (November 25, 1884 – July 24, 1943) was an American college sports coach and physical education instructor. He founded the YMCA College of Physical Education at Madras in 1920, which played a key role in promoting sports and in establishing the Olympic movement in India. He has been called "The Father of Physical Education in India".[1] He was also one of the founding members of the Olympic movement in India and the Indian Olympic Association, and was manager of the Indian team at the 1924 Olympics.

He was also the first secretary of the Madras Olympic Association that was formed in 1924 and served as its secretary until his death in 1943.[2][3]

Before his work in India, Buck was the ninth head football at Fairmount College–now known as Wichita State University—in Wichita, Kansas and he held that position for two seasons, from 1914 until 1915, compiling a record of 6–8–2.[4]


  1. ^ Sharma, J. P. Management of Physical Education and Sports. Panjab University, Chandigarh. Retrieved March 28, 2013.
  2. ^ "Chronciles (Bucke)" (PDF). Lycoming College. Retrieved March 28, 2013.
  3. ^ "Y Worker Dies". The Gettysburg Times. Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Associated Press. July 28, 1943. p. 2. Retrieved August 10, 2017 – via Newspapers.com open access publication – free to read.
  4. ^ DeLassus, David. "Wichita State Coaching Records". College Football Data Warehouse. Archived from the original on 2012-09-29.