Dexter W. Draper
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Draper pictured in The Colonial Echo 1914, William & Mary yearbook
Biographical details
Born(1881-05-23)May 23, 1881
Boston, Massachusetts
DiedAugust 22, 1961(1961-08-22) (aged 80)
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Playing career
Football
1901Swarthmore
1904Springfield (MA)
1905–1908Penn
Position(s)Tackle
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Football
1909Texas
1911–1912Franklin & Marshall
1913–1915William & Mary
Basketball
1911–1913Franklin & Marshall
1913–1916William & Mary
Baseball
1916William & Mary
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
1913–1916William & Mary
Head coaching record
Overall14–34–3 (football)
26–29 (basketball)
17–1 (baseball)
Accomplishments and honors
Awards
All-American, 1906
All-American, 1907

Dexter Wright Draper (May 23, 1881 – August 22, 1961) was an American football player and coach, as well as a pediatrician. He was an All-American tackle at the University of Pennsylvania from 1905 to 1907. Draper became head football coach at the University of Texas immediately following the resignation of W. E. Metzenthin in 1909. After compiling a 4–3–1 record, including two losses to Longhorns rival Texas A&M, Draper resigned. He later coached at Franklin & Marshall College and The College of William & Mary before entering his chosen field as a pediatrician. Draper also was the head coach for the William & Mary Tribe men's basketball team from 1913 to 1916.[1] He led the Tribe to a 15–18 record during his two-year tenure.[1] Draper's stint as the football coach from 1913 to 1915 produced a 1–21–2 record.[2]

On August 22, 1961, Draper died aged 80 at a hospital in Lancaster, Pennsylvania after a short illness.[3]

Head coaching record

Football

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Texas Longhorns (Independent) (1909)
1909 Texas 4–3–1
Texas: 4–3–1
Franklin & Marshall (Independent) (1911–1912)
1911 Franklin & Marshall 3–6
1912 Franklin & Marshall 6–4
Franklin & Marshall: 9–10
William & Mary Orange and Black (Eastern Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1913–1915)
1913 William & Mary 0–5–1 0–3 4th
1914 William & Mary 1–7 1–5 4th
1915 William & Mary 0–9–1 0–6 4th
William & Mary: 1–21–2 1–14
Total: 14–34–3

Basketball

Statistics overview
Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
William & Mary Indians (Independent) (1913–1916)
1913–14 William & Mary 3–6
1914–15 William & Mary 5–8
1915–16 William & Mary 7–4
Total: 15–18

References

  1. ^ a b William & Mary men's basketball history - Media Guide 2007-08 Archived May 11, 2008, at the Wayback Machine. Accessed March 24, 2008.
  2. ^ William & Mary football history - Media Guide 2007 Archived July 6, 2008, at the Wayback Machine, page 22. Accessed March 26, 2008.
  3. ^ "Dr. Dexter W. Draper, Former All-American at Pennsylvania, Dies", Clearfield Progress, August 24, 1961, Clearfield, Pennsylvania