Chandler from the 1939 Hilltop
|Born||August 27, 1895|
|Died||May 23, 1953 (aged 57)|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1919–1921||River Falls State|
|Head coaching record|
William Stephen Chandler (August 27, 1895 – May 23, 1953) was an American basketball and baseball coach. He served as the head basketball coach at River Falls State Normal School—now known as the University of Wisconsin–River Falls—from 1919 to 1921, Iowa State University from 1921 to 1928, and Marquette University from 1930 to 1951, compiling a career college basketball coaching record of 260–290. Chandler was also the head baseball coach at Iowa State from 1923 to 1928, tallying a mark of 41–50.
Chandler's first head coaching job was at the University of Wisconsin–River Falls. During his two seasons (1919–21), he compiled a 27–7 record.
Chandler coached at Iowa State for seven seasons (1921–28) and later coached Marquette basketball for 21 seasons (1930–51). His 193 victories are second all-time behind Al McGuire. Chandler was president of the National Association of Basketball Coaches in 1938 and was instrumental in forming the NCAA Basketball Tournament. His best years came in 1932–33 when he directed the squad to a mark of 14–3 and in the following campaign when Marquette compiled a 15–4 record. He died of a heart attack in 1953.
Chandler is a member of Marquette University's M Club Hall of Fame.
In 2018, Chandler was inducted into Wisconsin's UW Athletics Hall of Fame.
Head coaching record
|River Falls State Falcons (Inter-Normal Athletic Conference of Wisconsin) (1919–1921)|
|1919–20||River Falls State||14–3||1st|
|1920–21||River Falls State||13–4|
|River Falls State:||27–7|
|Iowa State Cyclones (Missouri Valley Conference) (1921–1928)|
|Marquette Warriors (Independent) (1930–1951)|
Postseason invitational champion
- "Iowa State Cyclone Basketball: All-Time Results" (PDF). Iowa State University. Archived from the original (PDF) on November 25, 2009. Retrieved December 21, 2009.
- Betsy Van Sickle (ed.), 1986-87 Marquette Basketball Media Guide (Milwaukee: Marquette University, 1986), 12, 100-101.
- "Bill Chandler, Ex-Marquette Coach, Dies". Chicago Tribune. May 24, 1953. p. 3.