Phillip Arbuckle

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Phillip Arbuckle
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Sport(s) Football, basketball, baseball
Biographical details
Born (1883-09-06)September 6, 1883
Kingston, Illinois
Died June 11, 1932(1932-06-11) (aged 48)
Houston, Texas
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Football
1908–1911 Southwestern (TX)
1912–1917 Rice
1919–1923 Rice
1924 Louisiana Tech
Basketball
1910–1912 Southwestern (TX)
1922–1923 Rice
Baseball
1908–1911 Southwestern (TX)
1913–1917 Rice
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
1908–1912 Southwestern (TX)
1912–1924 Rice
Head coaching record
Overall 60–44–14 (football)
13–10 (basketball)
71–75–8 (baseball)

Philip Heckman Arbuckle (September 6, 1883 – June 11, 1932)[1] was a college football coach at Louisiana Tech University and Rice University. From 1912 to 1923, he coached at Rice, where he compiled a 51–25–8 record. His only losing season at Rice came in 1923, which makes him the most prolific football coach in school history. His 1919 team went 8–1, to mark his best season. In 1924, he coached at Louisiana Tech, where he compiled a 1–6–1 record.

Arbuckle died in Houston, Texas on June 11, 1932 of a pulmonary embolism caused by subacute bacterial endocarditis.[2]

Rice University[edit]

Phillip Arbuckle served as Rice University's first athletic director and football coach in 1912.[3] His teams played against local high schools until Rice joined the Southwest Conference in 1914.[4] In his tenure, Arbuckle would also serve as the heads of the baseball, basketball and track teams, as well as teach English and History. He was succeeded by John W. Heisman in 1924 and inducted into the Rice Athletic Hall of Fame in 1975.[5]

Head coaching record[edit]

Football[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Southwestern Pirates (Independent) (1908–1911)
1908 Southwestern 3–2
1909 Southwestern 1–4–2
1910 Southwestern 2–4–1
1911 Southwestern 2–3–2
Southwestern: 8–13–5
Rice Owls (Independent) (1912)
1912 Rice 3–2
Rice Owls (Texas Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1913–1914)
1913 Rice 4–0
1914 Rice 3–2–3
Rice Owls (Texas Intercollegiate Athletic Association / Southwest Conference) (1915–1917)
1915 Rice 5–3
1916 Rice 6–1–2
1917 Rice 7–1
Rice Owls (Southwest Conference) (1919–1923)
1919 Rice 8–1
1920 Rice 4–2–2
1921 Rice 4–4–1
1922 Rice 4–4
1923 Rice 3–5
Rice: 51–25–8
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (Louisiana Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1924)
1924 Louisiana Tech 1–6–1
Louisiana Tech: 1–6–1
Total: 60–44–14

Basketball[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Rice Owls (Southwest Conference) (1922–1923)
1922–23 Rice 10–9
Rice: 10–9
Total: 10–9

Baseball[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Rice Owls (Independent) (1913–1913)
1913 Rice 3–3
Rice Owls (Southwest Conference) (1914–1917)
1914 Rice 8–8–1
1915 Rice 5–13
1916 Rice 2–9 2–9
1917 Rice 8–5–1
Rice: 26–38–2
Total: 26–38–2

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