Harry Trotter

Harry Trotter
Trotter pictured in Southern Campus 1923, UCLA yearbook
Sport(s) Football, basketball, track and field
Biographical details
Born (1890-10-18)October 18, 1890
Died December 28, 1954(1954-12-28) (aged 64)
Beverly Hills, California
Playing career
Track and field
c. 1910 USC
Position(s) Shot putter
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1916–1917 Manual Arts HS (CA)
1918–1919 Pasadena HS (CA)
1920–1922 Southern Branch
1943–1944 Willamette
1943–? Willamette
Track and field
1920–1946 Southern Branch / UCLA
Head coaching record
Overall 7–16–1 (college football)

Harry Elbert "Cap" Trotter (October 18, 1890 – December 28, 1954)[1] was an American football, basketball, and track and field coach. He served as the head football the Southern Branch of the University of California—now known as the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)—from 1920 to 1922 and at Willamette University from 1943 to 1944, compiling a career college football record of 7–16–1. He was inducted into the Ventura County Sports Hall of Fame in 1989.[2]

Coaching career

UCLA began to play in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) in 1920, and competed against Occidental College, California Institute of Technology, University of Redlands, Whittier College, and Pomona College. Coach Trotter's two wins were against Redlands and San Diego State University, which did not join the SCIAC until 1926.

Head coaching record

College football

Year Team Overall ConferenceStanding Bowl/playoffs
Southern Branch Cubs (Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) (1920–1922)
1920 Southern Branch 0–50–56th
1921 Southern Branch 0–50–56th
1922 Southern Branch 2–3–11–3–1T–4th
Southern Branch: 2–13–11–13–1
Willamette Bearcats (Northwest Conference) (1943–1944)
1943 Willamette 2–1
1944 Willamette 3–2
Willamette: 5–3


  1. "Ventura County Sports Hall of Fame". Archived from the original on November 20, 2008. Retrieved December 2, 2007.
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