Jim Butterfield (American football)
November 30, 1927|
Tampa, Florida, U.S.
|Died||November 26, 2002
Ithaca, New York, U.S.
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1954–1955||Arms Academy (MA)|
|Head coaching record|
11–4 (high school)
|Tournaments||21–8 (Division III playoffs)|
|Accomplishments and honors|
|3 NCAA Division III (1979, 1988, 1991)
11 Independent College Athletic Conference (1974–1975, 1977–1980, 1984–1988)
|College Football Hall of Fame
Inducted in 1997 (profile)
Phillip James "Jim" Butterfield, Jr. (November 30, 1927 – November 26, 2002) was an American football player and coach. He served as the head football coach at Ithaca College from 1967 to 1994. During his 28 seasons at Ithaca, Butterfield was one of the most successful coaches in the country winning 206 games and three NCAA Division III National Football Championships (known as the Stagg Bowl). His teams finished as the runner-up in the Stagg Bowl four times. His total playoff record was 21–8.
After his retirement, Ithaca renamed their football stadium in his honor. Butterfield was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a coach in 1997. He died of cancer in 2002 in Ithaca, New York.
- Jim Butterfield at the College Football Hall of Fame
- Jim Butterfield at the College Football Data Warehouse
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