William H. Spaulding

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William H. Spaulding
William H. Spaulding.jpg
Spaulding from 1928 UCLA yearbook
Sport(s) Football, basketball, baseball
Biographical details
Born (1880-05-04)May 4, 1880
Wisconsin
Died October 12, 1966(1966-10-12) (aged 86)
Los Angeles, California
Playing career
Football
1903–1906 Wabash
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Football
1907–1921 Western State
1922–1924 Minnesota
1925–1938 UCLA
Basketball
1913–1922 Western State
Baseball
1911–1921 Western State
Head coaching record
Overall 145–83–15 (football)
77–43 (basketball)
63–18–4 (baseball)
Bowls 1–0
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
Football
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.[1][2]

Basketball[edit]

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.

Baseball[edit]

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[edit]

Football[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Western State Hilltoppers (Independent) (1907–1921)
1907 Western State 3–2–1
1908 Western State 3–3
1909 Western State 7–0
1910 Western State 4–1–1
1911 Western State 2–3
1912 Western State 3–2–1
1913 Western State 4–0
1914 Western State 6–0
1915 Western State 5–1
1916 Western State 5–1
1917 Western State 4–3
1918 Western State 3–2
1919 Western State 4–1
1920 Western State 3–4
1921 Western State 6–2
Western State Normal: 62–25–3
Minnesota Golden Gophers (Big Ten Conference) (1922–1924)
1922 Minnesota 3–3–1 2–3–1 5th
1923 Minnesota 5–1–1 2–1–1 4th
1924 Minnesota 3–3–2 1–2–1 6th
Minnesota: 11–7–4 5–6–3
UCLA Bruins (Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) (1925–1927)
1925 UCLA 5–3–1 3–1–1
1926 UCLA 5–3 4–2
1927 UCLA 6–2–1 4–0–1 2nd
UCLA Bruins (Pacific Coast Conference) (1928–1938)
1928 UCLA 4–4–1 0–4 T–9th
1929 UCLA 4–4 1–3 6th
1930 UCLA 3–5 1–4 T–8th
1931 UCLA 3–4–1 0–3 T–9th
1932 UCLA 6–4 4–2 3rd
1933 UCLA 6–4–1 1–3–1 8th
1934 UCLA 7–3 2–3 6th
1935 UCLA 8–2 4–1 T–1st
1936 UCLA 6–3–1 4–3–1 4th
1937 UCLA 2–6–1 1–5–1 9th
1938 UCLA 7–4–1 4–3–1 T–3rd W Poi
UCLA: 72–51–8 33–34–6
Total: 145–83–15
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title

Basketball[edit]

Season Team Overall Postseason
Western State Hilltoppers (1913–1922)
1913–14 Western State 4–4
1914–15 Western State 7–5
1915–16 Western State 9–7
1916–17 Western State 7–6
1917–18 Western State 8–4
1918–19 Western State 11–3
1919–20 Western State 8–3
1920–21 Western State 12–5
1921–22 Western State 11–6
Total: 77–43

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wabash College Athletic Hall of Fame". Retrieved 2007-12-02. 
  2. ^ "Wabash College Football Lettermen" (PDF). Retrieved 2007-12-02. 

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