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Frank Gorton

Frank Gorton
Gorton pictured in The Bomb 1915, VMI yearbook
Sport(s) Football, basketball, baseball, track and field
Biographical details
Born c. 1876
Died March 20, 1939 (aged 62)
Lexington, Virginia
Coaching career (HC unless noted)



Rochester (NY) (assistant)


Head coaching record
Overall 22–18–4 (football)
33–31 (basketball)
College Football Data Warehouse

Frank H. Gorton (c. 1876 – March 20, 1939) was an American football, basketball, baseball, and track and field coach. He served as the head football coach at Rutgers University from 1906 to 1907 and at the Virginia Military Institute from 1914 to 1916, compiling a career college football record of 22–18–4. Gorton was also the head basketball coach at Rutgers from 1906 to 1909, at VMI from 1914 to 1917, and at Otterbein College during the 1917–18 season, amassing a career college basketball mark of 33–31. In addition, he served as the head baseball coach at Rutgers in 1907. Gorton died at the age of 62 of a heart attack in Lexington, Virginia on March 20, 1939.[1]

Head coaching record


Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Rutgers Queensmen (Independent) (1906–1907)
1906 Rutgers 5–2–2
1907 Rutgers 3–5–1
Rutgers: 8–7–3
VMI Keydets (Independent) (1914–1916)
1914 VMI 4–4
1915 VMI 6–2–1
1916 VMI 4–5
VMI: 14–11–1
Total: 22–18–4


External links

  • College Football Data Warehouse

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