List of Carroll Pioneers head football coaches
The Carroll Pioneers football program is a college football team that represents Carroll University in the Midwest Conference, a part of NCAA Division III. The team has had 27 head coaches since its first recorded football game in 1896. The current coach is Mark Krzykowski who first took the position for the 2011 season. Former head coach Matty Bell was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1955.
- 1 Key
- 2 Coaches
- 3 Details
- 4 Notes
- 5 References
|No.||Order of coaches[A 2]||GC||Games coached||CW||Conference wins||PW||Postseason wins|
|DC||Division championships||OW||Overall wins||CL||Conference losses||PL||Postseason losses|
|CC||Conference championships||OL||Overall losses||CT||Conference ties||PT||Postseason ties|
|NC||National championships||OT||Overall ties[A 3]||C%||Conference winning percentage|
|Elected to the College Football Hall of Fame||O%||Overall winning percentage[A 4]|
|1||Ward A. Wescott||1896||10||5||3||2||.600||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|2||J. G. Britton||1898||10||3||5||2||.400||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|3||John D. Schwender||1899–1905||26||15||9||2||.615||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|4||Mark D. Nave||1901–1903||19||8||7||4||.526||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|6||Wilfred C. Bleamaster||1909–1911||20||12||6||2||.650||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|8||Henry W. Lever||1913||7||2||2||3||.500||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|9||John Edmund Fries||1914–1920||30||11||14||5||.450||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|10||Roy E. Haberman||1919||7||4||3||0||.571||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|11||C. C. Boone||1921||7||1||6||0||.143||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|12||Madison A. "Matty" Bell†||1922||7||3||4||0||.429||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|13||Phillip Norris "Army" Armstrong||1923–1930||61||44||11||6||.770||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|14||Vincent P. Batha||1931||6||1||4||1||.250||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|16||Elmer A. Lampe||1934–1937||28||17||7||4||.679||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|17||John W. Breen||1938–1948||58||36||15||7||.681||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|18||Francis J. "Mickey" McCormick||1949–1957||69||37||31||1||.543||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|23||Mark W. Williams||1978–1981||36||12||24||0||.333||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
- The following are details on coaches that do not have articles on Wikipedia. For coaches with articles on Wikipedia, see links in the table above.
Ward A. Wescott
Wescott played for the Oconto, Wisconsin town team in 1895 and played a game against the team that would become the Green Bay Packers. Wescott was both a player and trainer, receiving accolades for his abilities to teach the game as well as to play.
Wescott was the second head coach at Carroll and he held that position for the 1896 season. Preliminary reports predicted a "lively" season. Wescott's players were predicted as promising before the season began.
Controversy was stirred up after a game against Milwaukee East High School on October 17, 1896. Carroll won the game 4-0, but the opposing team disputed the result. The next season's game was cancelled because Carroll was regularly using "ringers" or players that were brought in to the team from outside the school specifically to win games. 
J. G. Britton
Britton was the head coach during a game witnessed by Miss Anna Sackett, who found the game to be so brutal that she revoked $5,000 (a sizeable sum at the time) from her will that had been bequested to Carroll College. She claimed that the "players were brutes" and would no longer support the school if they continued play. Later that same year (October 29), she died and left none of the funds to the college.
Charles C. Boone
While Boone was the coach, college president William Arthur Ganfield boasted that within four years' time Carroll would be beating the Wisconsin Badgers in football. In his one year of coaching, the team fell far short of that mark with its one win for the season and was outscored by 119 to 14 and left fans and the school administration sorely disappointed.
Vincent P. Batha
Batha later became the 16th head football coach for his alma mater and he held that position for the 1931 season. His career coaching record at Carroll College was 1 win, 4 losses, and 1 tie. This ranks him 26th at Carroll College in total wins and 25th at Carroll College in winning percentage. He would remain with the program as assistant coach under Glenn Thistlethwaite beginning in 1932. Coach Batha's poor performance was called the worst start in seven years for the program, which was attributed to weakness at the end positions and turnover in the backfield.
Batha also was the head basketball coach at Carroll from 1931 until 1934, posting the 12th-most wins at the history of the school (as of 2007-2008 season) with a record of 29-13. He also was assistant Athletic Director and head coach of the track and field and cross country running teams.
While at Carroll, Batha also was an instructor of physics, mathematics, and physical education. Carroll college set up a memorial carillon in his memory. One of his greatest joys was helping young men succeed in college and life.
During World War II, Batha served as a flight instructor at Carroll for the United States Army Air Corps. The eight-week curriculum consisted of mathematics, navigation, and aviation operation. The program was coordinated through the college and taught at Waukesha County Airport.
Batha was very active in the Boy Scouts of America and was awarded the Silver Beaver in 1949. He was also active with the Kiwanis organization. He was killed in an automobile accident on December 21, 1956.
- Although the first Rose Bowl Game was played in 1902, it has been continuously played since the 1916 game, and is recognized as the oldest bowl game by the NCAA. "—" indicates any season prior to 1916 when postseason games were not played.
- A running total of the number of head coaches, with coaches who served separate tenures being counted only once. Interim head coaches are represented with "Int" and are not counted in the running total. "—" indicates the team played but either without a coach or no coach is on record. "X" indicates an interim year without play.
- Overtime rules in college football were introduced in 1996, making ties impossible in the period since.
- When computing the win–loss percentage, a tie counts as half a win and half a loss.
- "Carroll (WI) Football Won/Loss History". National Collegiate Athletic Association. Retrieved November 8, 2010.
- "Season by season football results" (PDF). Carroll University. Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 August 2011. Retrieved 8 November 2010.
- "Hall of Famers: Matty "Moanin' Matty" Bell". National Football Foundation's College Football Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2016-02-26.
- National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) (2011). Bowl/All-Star Game Records (PDF). Indianapolis, Indiana: NCAA. pp. 5–10. Archived from the original on August 22, 2011. Retrieved August 21, 2011.
- Whiteside, Kelly (August 25, 2006). "Overtime system still excites coaches". USA Today. McLean, Virginia. Archived from the original on November 24, 2009. Retrieved September 25, 2009.
- Finder, Chuck (September 6, 1987). "Big plays help Paterno to 200th". The New York Times. New York City. Archived from the original on October 22, 2009. Retrieved October 22, 2009.
- Before They Were the Packers By Denis J. Gullickson, Carl Hanson
- The Milwaukee Journal September 3, 1896
- Chicago Tribune "PREPARING FOR GREAT GAMES AT THE MADISON UNIVERSITY" March 26, 1896
- Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel "The Duffel Bag-This Week 100 years ago" October 17, 1996
- The Milwaukee Journal "Events on the Gridiron" October 9, 1896
- Leader-Telegram "City dominated state football in the early 1900s" By Richard D. Cornell and Jerry Poling, November 2, 2008
- Chicago Daily Tribune "Costly Ball Game", November 6, 1898
- Waukesha Freeman Archived 2008-10-26 at the Wayback Machine. "Football cost $5000-One Game Expensive for Carroll College" November 3, 1898
- Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune "Carroll's New President Talks of Centre's Teams" September 28, 1921
- Carroll College Yearbook "Football - Season 1919" page 135
- Carroll University Archived 2006-09-14 at Archive.is Alumni Hall of Fame
- Milwaukee Journal "Carroll Honors 12 Alumni" Oct 4, 1973
- Chicago Tribune "HANLEY ORDERS 2 DRILLS DAILY DESPITE THE HEAT" September 15, 1931
- Stevens Point Daily Journal "Sports--Nineteen Candidates Report for Workouts" September 15, 1931
- Carroll College/University Archived 2006-05-16 at the Wayback Machine. Football coaching records
- Chicago Daily Tribune "Thistlethwaite Takes Carroll Coaching Job" May 14, 1932
- New York Times "Thistlethwaite Gets Post" May 14, 1932
- The Milwaukee Sentinel "Pioneers Play Viking Eleven" November 6, 1931
- Carroll University Basketball results
- Carroll University Yearbook 1930
- Waukesha Daily Freeman June 15, 1949
- Waukesha County Obituaries
- Sheboygan Journal "Sports" March 6, 1931
- Wisconsin Academy Review Vol. 4, No. 2 (Spring 1957), Walter E. Scott
- The TKE (Tau Kappe Epsilon) "The Charles R. Walgreen, Jr. TKE Leadership Academy" winter 2008
- Scientific Commons "Temperature effect on reflecting power of platinum and measurement of thickness of gold film" by Vincent P. Batha, 1929
- Carroll University "From the College Archives" October 15, 2001
- Pottawatomie Area Council, Boy Scouts of America Silver Beaver recipients
- Milwaukee Road Magazine March 1951, page 8
- "Bells will be Batha memorial". The Milwaukee Sentinel. January 24, 1957. p. 6. Retrieved November 28, 2011.