Raymond Starbuck

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Raymond Starbuck
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born c. 1878
Fort Ann, New York
Died (1965-08-16)August 16, 1965
Rochester, New York
Playing career
1899–1900 Cornell
Position(s) Fullback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1901–1902 Cornell
Head coaching record
Overall 19–4

Raymond D. Starbuck (c. 1878 – August 16, 1965) was an American football player and coach and railroad executive.

Born in Fort Ann, New York, and raised in Glen Falls, New York, Starbuck attended Cornell University. He played fullback on the Cornell Big Red football team in 1899 and 1900. He was captain of the football team in 1899 and 1900 and was selected as an consensus All-American in 1900.[1][2][3] In 1899, he led the Cornell team to its first victory over Princeton in the history of the rivalry.[4] He served as the head coach of Cornell's football team in 1901 and 1902, compiling a record of 19–4.[5] He worked for the New York Central Railroad from 1902 to 1949, eventually becoming an executive vice president and director. He retired in 1949 and died in 1965 at age 87 in Rochester, New York.[6][7]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Cornell Big Red (Independent) (1901–1902)
1901 Cornell 11–1
1902 Cornell 8–3
Cornell: 19–4
Total: 19–4


  1. ^ "Starbuck to Captain Cornell". The Philadelphia Inquirer. 1899-02-19. 
  2. ^ "Starbuck's Men Improve: Cornell Crosses the Scrub's Line Eight Times in Succession". The Philadelphia Inquirer. 1899-10-26. 
  3. ^ "Captain Starbuck - Cornell". Boston Sunday Journal. 1899-12-10. 
  4. ^ "Rah for Cornell For the First Time in Her History She Twists the Tail Of the Princeton Tiger". The Philadelphia Inquirer. 1899-10-29. 
  5. ^ "Starbuck Will be Head Coach: Captain Warner, of the Cornell Eleven, Sets at Rest the Rumors That He Would Not Have Charge of the Team". The Philadelphia Inquirer. 1901-09-15. 
  6. ^ "R.D. Starbuck, executive, dies". Syracuse Herald Journal. 1965-08-17. 
  7. ^ "Mr. Starbuck Dies at 87". The Post-Standard. 1965-08-17.