Charlie Caldwell

Charlie Caldwell
Sport(s) Football, baseball, basketball
Biographical details
Born (1901-08-02)August 2, 1901
Bristol, Virginia
Died November 1, 1957(1957-11-01) (aged 56)
Princeton, New Jersey
Playing career
Football
1922–1924 Princeton
Baseball
1925 New York Yankees
Position(s) Back, center (football)
Guard (basketball)
Pitcher, outfielder (baseball)
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Football
1925–1927 Princeton (assistant)
1928–1944 Williams
1945–1956 Princeton
Basketball
1929–1939 Williams
Baseball
1931–1944 Williams
1945–1946 Princeton
Head coaching record
Overall 146–67–9 (football)
78–66 (basketball)
118–96 (baseball)
Accomplishments and honors
Awards
AFCA Coach of the Year (1950)
College Football Hall of Fame
Inducted in 1961 (profile)

Charles William Caldwell (August 2, 1901 – November 1, 1957) was an American football, basketball, and baseball player and coach. He served as the head football coach at Williams College for 15 seasons between 1928 and 1944 and at Princeton University from 1945 to 1956, compiling a career college football record of 146–67–9. Caldwell was also the head basketball coach at Williams for ten seasons (1929–1939), tallying a mark of 78–66, and the head baseball coach at Williams (1931–1944) and Princeton (1945–1946), achieving a career college baseball record of 118–96. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a coach in 1961.

Early life and playing career

Caldwell was born in Bristol, Virginia on August 2, 1901. He attended Princeton University, where he played football, basketball, and baseball. He played in the Major League Baseball as a pitcher for the New York Yankees in 1925. In three career games, he had a 0–0 record, with a 16.88 ERA. He batted and threw right-handed.[1]

Coaching career

Caldwell coached three sports at Williams College. His record there was 76–37–6 in football, 78–66 in basketball, and 100–74 in baseball.[2] Caldwell died in Princeton, New Jersey on November 1, 1957.

Head coaching record

Football

Year Team Overall ConferenceStanding Bowl/playoffs Coaches# AP°
Williams Ephs (Independent) (1928–1942)
1928 Williams 7–1
1929 Williams 6–1–1
1930 Williams 6–1–1
1931 Williams 6–1–1
1932 Williams 1–7
1933 Williams 3–4
1934 Williams 4–4
1935 Williams 7–1
1936 Williams 5–3
1937 Williams 6–2
1938 Williams 3–4–1
1939 Williams 2–5–1
1940 Williams 6–1–1
1941 Williams 7–1
1942 Williams 7–1
Williams: 76–37–6
Princeton Tigers (Independent) (1945–1955)
1945 Princeton 2–3–2
1946 Princeton 3–5
1947 Princeton 5–3
1948 Princeton 4–4
1949 Princeton 6–318
1950 Princeton 9–066
1951 Princeton 9–066
1952 Princeton 8–11419
1953 Princeton 5–4
1954 Princeton 5–3–1
1955 Princeton 7–2
Princeton Tigers (Independent) (1956)
1956 Princeton 7–25–22nd
Princeton: 70–30–35–2
Total:146–67–9

References

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