Walter D. Powell

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Walter D. Powell
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Biographical details
Born(1891-07-15)July 15, 1891
Reedsburg, Wisconsin
DiedSeptember 15, 1967(1967-09-15) (aged 76)
Gastonia, North Carolina
Playing career
Football
1912–1913Wisconsin
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Football
1914–1916Western Reserve
1919Montana State
1920Stanford
Basketball
1914–1917Western Reserve
1919–1920Montana State
1920–1921Stanford
Baseball
1915Western Reserve
Head coaching record
Overall19–21–1 (football)
36–27 (basketball)
5–3 (baseball)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
Football
1 OAC (1915)

Walter Daniel Powell (July 15, 1891 – September 15, 1967) was an American football player and coach of football, basketball, and baseball.

Powell was born in Reedsburg, Wisconsin. He played college football at the University of Wisconsin from 1912 to 1913.[1][2] He coached several sports at Western Reserve University from 1914 to 1917, amassing an overall 14–15 record in football, 18–24 record in basketball, and a 5–3 record in baseball.[3]

In 1917, Powell served as athletic director at Camp Sherman. From 1917 to 1919, he served as head coach of the Naval Training Station in Charleston, South Carolina.[4]

Powell coached one season at the Montana College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts—now known as Montana State University, from 1919 to 1920, where his football record was 1–3–1 and his basketball record was a perfect 13–0.[5] From 1920 to 1921, Powell coached Stanford University's football and basketball teams, where he compiled a football record of 4–3 and a basketball record of 15–3.[5]

Powell died on September 15, 1967, in Gastonia, North Carolina.

Head coaching record[edit]

Football[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Western Reserve (Ohio Athletic Conference) (1914–1916)
1914 Western Reserve 4–6 2–4 9th
1915 Western Reserve 7–2 6–1 1st
1916 Western Reserve 3–7 3–4 8th
Western Reserve: 14–15 11–9
Montana State Bobcats (Rocky Mountain Conference) (1919)
1919 Montana State 1–3–1 0–3 NA
Montana State: 1–3–1 0–3
Stanford (Pacific Coast Conference) (1920)
1920 Stanford 4–3 2–1 2nd
Stanford: 4–3 2–1
Total: 19–21–1
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title or championship game berth

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2009 Wisconsin Football Fact Book" (PDF). p. 244. Retrieved December 28, 2009.
  2. ^ Bruckman, C. A. (December 29, 1920). "Powell picks Bruin squad to beat Ohio State". Deseret News. Retrieved December 28, 2009.
  3. ^ "Walter D. Powell". Case Western Reserve University. Retrieved December 28, 2009.
  4. ^ https://stanforddailyarchive.com/cgi-bin/stanford?a=d&d=stanford19200505-01.2.2&e=-------en-20--1--txt-txIN-------
  5. ^ a b "Walter D. Powell". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved December 28, 2009.