Ira T. Carrithers

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Ira T. Carrithers
Carrithers pictured in The Forester 1916, Lake Forest yearbook
Sport(s) Football, basketball
Biographical details
Born (1886-10-25)October 25, 1886
Washburn, Illinois
Died February 17, 1955(1955-02-17) (aged 68)
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Playing career
1904–1906 Illinois
1906–1907 Illinois
Position(s) Halfback (football)
Left fielder (baseball)
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1908–1909 Alma
1910–1912 Knox (IL)
1914 Lake Forest
1910–1913 Knox (IL)
1914–1915 Lake Forest
1915–1924 Coe
1929–1932 Lake Forest
Head coaching record
Overall 22–17 (football)
91–118 (basketball)

Ira Thomson Carrithers (October 25, 1886 – February 17, 1955)[1][2] was an American football and basketball coach. He served as the head football coach at Alma College (1908–1909), Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois (1910–1912), and Lake Forest College (1914), compiling a career college football record of 22–17. Carrither was also the head basketball coach at Knox (1910–1913), Lake Forest (1914–1915, 1929–1932), and Coe College (1915–1924), amassing a career college basketball mark of 91–118.

Coaching career[edit]


Carrithers became athletic director and coach of several sports at Coe College. From 1915 to 1924, Coe became nationally recognized for its competitive sports under Carrithers. He was inducted into the schools "athletic hall of fame" in 1973.[3]


  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "Ira Carrithers Dies Suddenly", Cedar Rapids Gazette, February 18, 1955, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  3. ^ "Ira T. Carrithers". Coe College Athletics. Retrieved November 28, 2010. 

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