William H. Spaulding
Spaulding from 1928 UCLA yearbook
|Sport(s)||Football, basketball, baseball|
May 4, 1880|
|Died||October 12, 1966
Los Angeles, California
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|Head coaching record|
|Accomplishments and honors|
1 PCC (1935)
William H. Spaulding (May 4, 1880 – October 12, 1966) was an American football player and coach of football, basketball, and baseball. Spaulding coached at UCLA from 1925 to 1938. He had a successful tenure, compiling a 72–51–8 (.580) record. He also served as the head football coach at the University of Minnesota from 1922 to 1924. His record there was 11–7–4 (.591). He succeeded the legendary football coach Henry L. Williams. Prior to coaching at Minnesota he coached Western State Normal School (now known as Western Michigan University) from 1907 to 1921. Spaulding was the head football, basketball and baseball at Western State Normal. Spaulding attended Wabash College, where he played college football. In 1984, he was inducted into the Wabash College Athletic Hall of Fame.
Spaulding was the first head coach for the Western State Normal School men's basketball program. From 1913 through 1922, he compiled a 77–43 (.642) record, finishing .500 or higher in each of his nine seasons.
Spaulding was the first head coach for the Western State Normal School baseball program. From 1911 through 1921 he compiled a 63–18–4 (.765) record.
Head coaching record
|Western State Hilltoppers (Independent) (1907–1921)|
|Western State Normal:||62–25–3|
|Minnesota Golden Gophers (Big Ten Conference) (1922–1924)|
|UCLA Bruins (Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) (1925–1927)|
|UCLA Bruins (Pacific Coast Conference) (1928–1938)|
|National championship Conference title Conference division title|
|Western State Hilltoppers (1913–1922)|