Malcolm Pitt

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Malcolm Pitt
Sport(s) Football, basketball, baseball
Biographical details
Born (1897-01-10)January 10, 1897
Richmond, Virginia
Died September 16, 1985(1985-09-16) (aged 88)
Richmond, Virginia
Alma mater University of Richmond[1]
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Football
1943–1944 Richmond
Basketball
1933–1952 Richmond
Baseball
1935–1971 Richmond
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
1942–1967 Richmond
Head coaching record
Overall 8–7 (football)
197–169 (basketball)
426–257–5 (baseball)

Malcolm Upshur "Mac" Pitt (January 10, 1897 – September 16, 1985)[2] was an American football, basketball, and baseball coach and college athletics administrator. At the University of Richmond he served as the head men's basketball coach from 1933 to 1952, the head baseball coach from 1935 to 1971, and the athletic director from 1942 to 1967. Pitt was also the head football coach for two seasons, from 1943 to 1944. Pitt's 1934–35 basketball squad finished a perfect 20–0, the only unbeaten Spider basketball team in history. As a student at Richmond from 1915 to 1918, Pitt played football and baseball and ran on the track team.

Honors and death[edit]

Pitt was elected to the American Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 1971 and the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame in 1974. Malcolm U. Pitt Field, the baseball stadium at Richmond, is named in Pitt's honor. He died after a brief illness in 1985 at a Richmond hospital.[3][4]

Head coaching record[edit]

Football[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Richmond Spiders (Southern Conference) (1943–1944)
1943 Richmond 6–1 1–1 T–5th
1944 Richmond 2–6 0–4 10th
Richmond: 8–7 1–5
Total: 8–7

Basketball[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Richmond Spiders (Virginia Conference) (1933–1934)
1933–34 Richmond 10–5 4–4
Richmond Spiders (Independent) (1934–1936)
1934–35 Richmond 20–0
1935–36 Richmond 14–6
Richmond Spiders (Southern Conference) (1936–1953)
1936–37 Richmond 13–7 5–4 7th
1937–38 Richmond 15–5 7–4 6th
1938–39 Richmond 10–10 5–5 T–8th
1939–40 Richmond 11–6 5–4 7th
1940–41 Richmond 11–10 7–5 7th
1941–42 Richmond 9–10 4–8 T–11th
1942–43 Richmond 11–5 4–4 T–9th
1943–44 Richmond 7–6 2–2 5th
1944–45 Richmond 3–4 2–0 1st
1945–46 Richmond 8–12 3–7 13th
1946–47 Richmond 17–9 8–5 6th
1947–48 Richmond 8–14 4–9 13th
1948–49 Richmond 8–15 5–10 13th
1949–50 Richmond 8–16 4–13 14th
1950–51 Richmond 7–14 5–10 12th
1951–52 Richmond 7–15 3–11 T–13th
Richmond: 197–169 77–105
Total: 197–169

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