Horace Botsford

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Horace Botsford
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1877-11-29)November 29, 1877
Yellow Springs, Ohio
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1901 College of Emporia
1902–1903 Kansas State Normal
Head coaching record
Overall 11–13–3

Horace Casad Botsford (November 29, 1877 – ?) was an American football coach.

Coaching career[edit]

College of Emporia[edit]

Botsofrd was the first head coach at the College of Emporia in Emporia, Kansas. He held the post for the 1901 season only[1] and posted a record of 4–3. The school played 11 seasons without an official coach before Botsford was hired.[2]

Kansas State Normal[edit]

After one year at College of Emporia, Botsford moved across town to become the third head coach at Kansas State Normal School—now known as Emporia State University. He held that position for two seasons, from 1902 until 1903. His coaching record at Kansas State Normal was 7–10–3.[3]


  1. ^ Emporia Gazette, "C. of E. Owned Rich Sports Tradition", by Ed Shupe, Jan 22, 1974
  2. ^ College of Emporia Football Record Book, William L. Allen, College of Emporia Sports Publicity (1951)
  3. ^ Emporia State University Football Media Guide, 2007