|Born||August 6, 1889|
|Died||October 13, 1972 (aged 83)|
|c. 1910||College of Emporia|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1920–1922||Kansas State Normal|
|Head coaching record|
|Accomplishments and honors|
3 Kansas (1916, 1918–1919)
4 NCC (1923–1925,1927)
4 MVC (1930–1932, 1935)
|Kansas Sports Hall of Fame|
|College Basketball Hall of Fame|
Inducted in 2006
Arthur August Schabinger (August 6, 1889 – October 13, 1972) was an American football and basketball coach and college athletics administrator. Schabinger is credited (although disputed) with throwing the first forward pass in college football history. Even if it was not the first forward pass, most certainly Schabinger was one of the early adopters and innovators of the play.
Schabinger coached college basketball for 20 seasons, including stints with Ottawa University, Emporia Teachers College and Creighton University. He was one of the founders of National Association of Basketball Coaches and the president of that organization in 1932. He authored the association's Constitution and By-Laws. He was enshrined in the Basketball Hall of Fame as a contributor in 1961.
In 1910, Schabinger led the College of Emporia Presbies to a 17–0 victory over Washburn. During this game, he threw what some have credited (but many other records disputed) to be the first forward pass in college football history. That same year, "Schabie" scored seven touchdowns in a 107–0 win over Pittsburg Normal.
Schabinger's mentor and coach at the College of Emporia was Bill Hargiss.
Schabinger was the eighth head football coach at Ottawa University in Ottawa, Kansas, serving four seasons, from 1915 to 1919, and compiling a record of 9–17–5.
|Ottawa Braves (Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference) (1915–1919)|
|1918||No team—World War I|
|Ottawa Braves (Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference) (1915–1920)|
|Kansas State Normal (Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference) (1920–1922)|
|1920–21||Kansas State Normal||13–4|
|1921–22||Kansas State Normal||11–5|
|Kansas State Normal:||24–9|
|Creighton Bluejays (North Central Conference) (1922–1927)|
|Creighton Bluejays (Independent) (1927–1928)|
|Creighton Bluejays (Missouri Valley Conference) (1928–1935)|
Postseason invitational champion