Bill Chandler

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Bill Chandler
Bill Chandler Marquette.jpg
Chandler from the 1939 Hilltop
Biographical details
Born(1895-08-27)August 27, 1895
Chicago, Illinois
DiedMay 23, 1953(1953-05-23) (aged 57)
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
Playing career
Basketball
1915–1918Wisconsin
Position(s)Center
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Basketball
1919–1921River Falls State
1921–1928Iowa State
1928–1930Wisconsin (assistant)
1930–1951Marquette
Baseball
1923–1928Iowa State
Head coaching record
Overall260–290 (basketball)
41–50 (baseball)

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.

Biography[edit]

Early life[edit]

Chandler played basketball at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and was a center on the 1915–16 and 1917–18 teams, both of which finished in first place in the Big Ten Conference.

Coaching career[edit]

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)[1] and later coached Marquette basketball for 21 seasons (1930–51).[2] 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.[3]

Awards[edit]

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[edit]

Basketball[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
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)
1921–22 Iowa State 10–8 8–8 T–4th
1922–23 Iowa State 10–8 9–7 4th
1923–24 Iowa State 2–16 2–14 9th
1924–25 Iowa State 2–15 1–15 9th
1925–26 Iowa State 4–14 3–11 9th
1926–27 Iowa State 9–9 7–8 8th
1927–28 Iowa State 3–15 3–15 10th
Iowa State: 40–85 33–78
Marquette Warriors (Independent) (1930–1951)
1930–31 Marquette 11–7
1931–32 Marquette 11–8
1932–33 Marquette 14–3
1933–34 Marquette 15–4
1934–35 Marquette 11–7
1935–36 Marquette 7–12
1936–37 Marquette 8–8
1937–38 Marquette 14–5
1938–39 Marquette 12–5
1939–40 Marquette 7–9
1940–41 Marquette 2–13
1941–42 Marquette 6–11
1942–43 Marquette 9–10
1943–44 Marquette 8–6
1944–45 Marquette 7–10
1945–46 Marquette 11–7
1946–47 Marquette 9–14
1947–48 Marquette 9–15
1948–49 Marquette 8–13
1949–50 Marquette 6–17
1950–51 Marquette 8–14
Marquette: 193–198
Total: 260–290

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Iowa State Cyclone Basketball: All-Time Results" (PDF). Iowa State University. Archived from the original (PDF) on November 25, 2009. Retrieved December 21, 2009.
  2. ^ Betsy Van Sickle (ed.), 1986-87 Marquette Basketball Media Guide (Milwaukee: Marquette University, 1986), 12, 100-101.
  3. ^ "Bill Chandler, Ex-Marquette Coach, Dies". Chicago Tribune. May 24, 1953. p. 3.