Oscar Osthoff

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Oscar Osthoff
1904 Oscar Osthoff.JPG
Osthoff in 1904
Sport(s) Football, track and field, gymnastics, swimming, weightlifting
Biographical details
Born (1883-03-23)March 23, 1883
Died December 9, 1950(1950-12-09) (aged 67)
Playing career
1907–1909 Wisconsin
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1910–1911 Washington State
Head coaching record
Overall 5–6

Oscar Paul Osthoff (March 23, 1883 – December 9, 1950) was an American athlete and coach. Osthoff won the gold medal in the all-around dumbbell event and the silver medal in the two hand lift competition at the 1904 Summer Olympics. He later attended the University of Wisconsin–Madison, where he lettered in four sports: football, track and field, gymnastics, and swimming.[1] Osthoff served as the head football coach at Washington State College—now Washington State University—from 1910 to 1911, compiling a record of 5–6.

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Washington State (Independent) (1910–1911)
1910 Washington State 2–3
1911 Washington State 3–3
Washington State: 5–6
Total: 5–6


  1. ^ Walker, Laurel (August 31, 2004). "100 years later, athlete's kudos come". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Retrieved February 9, 2014. 

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