Butch Cowell

Butch Cowell
Sport(s) Football, basketball, baseball
Biographical details
Born c. 1888
Died August 28, 1940
Dover, New Hampshire
Playing career
1910 Kansas
Position(s) Tackle
Coaching career (HC unless noted)



New Hampshire

New Hampshire

New Hampshire
New Hampshire
Head coaching record
Overall 87–69–24 (football)
119–54 (basketball)
17–25–2 (baseball)
College Football Data Warehouse
Accomplishments and honors
Amos Alonzo Stagg Award (1941)

William H. "Butch" Cowell (c. 1888 – August 28, 1940) was an American football player and coach of football, basketball, and baseball. He served as the head coach of the University of New Hampshire's football team from 1915 to 1936, except in 1918 when no team was fielded due to World War I. UNH's home stadium, Cowell Stadium, is also named after him. As a football coach, he led his teams to an inordinate number of tie football games over his career with 24. In addition to coaching football, Cowell was also the head basketball coach, head baseball coach, and athletic director at New Hampshire. Cowell died on August 28, 1940 in Dover, New Hampshire at the age of 52.[1]

Head coaching record


Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs Rank#
New Hampshire Wildcats (Independent) (1915–1936)
1915 New Hampshire 3–6–1
1916 New Hampshire 3–5–2
1917 New Hampshire 3–2–2
1918 no team — World War I
1919 New Hampshire 7–2
1920 New Hampshire 5–2–1
1921 New Hampshire 8–1–1
1922 New Hampshire 3–5–1
1923 New Hampshire 4–4–1
1924 New Hampshire 7–2
1925 New Hampshire 4–1–2
1926 New Hampshire 4–4
1927 New Hampshire 0–7–1
1928 New Hampshire 3–2–3
1929 New Hampshire 7–2 1st
1930 New Hampshire 5–2–1
1931 New Hampshire 7–2–1 1st
1932 New Hampshire 3–5–1
1933 New Hampshire 3–3–1
1934 New Hampshire 3–4–2
1935 New Hampshire 2–5–1
1936 New Hampshire 3–3–2
Total: 87–69–24
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title
Indicates BCS bowl, Bowl Alliance or Bowl Coalition game. #Rankings from final Coaches' Poll.

See also

  • List of college football coaches with 20 career ties


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