Dutch Lonborg
Biographical details
Born(1898-03-16)March 16, 1898
DiedJanuary 31, 1985(1985-01-31) (aged 86)
Playing career
Position(s)Guard (basketball)
End, quarterback (football)
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1923Washburn (assistant)
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
Head coaching record
Overall10–10 (football)
321–224–2 (basketball)
Accomplishments and honors
2 Big Ten (1931, 1933)
1 Helms Athletic Foundation national (1931)
1 Premo-Porretta Power Poll national (1931)
Basketball Hall of Fame
Inducted in 1973 (profile)
College Basketball Hall of Fame
Inducted in 2006

Arthur C. "Dutch" Lonborg (March 16, 1898 – January 31, 1985) was a basketball, American football and baseball player, coach, and college athletics administrator.


The Gardner, Illinois native coached for 23 years at McPherson College, Washburn College, and Northwestern University. Lonborg graduated in 1921 from University of Kansas, having played two years under coach Phog Allen.

In 1921 Dutch won an Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) title as a player with the Kansas City Athletic Club Blue Diamonds. In 1925 he coached Washburn College to an AAU title, the last time a college team won that championship. Later he coached at Northwestern, getting 237 wins during his time there, and leading them to Big Ten Conference championships in 1931 and 1933. His 1930–31 team finished the season with a 16–1 record[1] and was retroactively named the national champion by the Helms Athletic Foundation and the Premo-Porretta Power Poll.[2][3] He had an overall 323–217 college coaching record at all three schools.

After he retired from coaching, he became chairman of the NCAA Tournament Committee from 1947 to 1960, succeeding Harold Olsen. He was the U.S. Olympic team manager for the 1960 Olympics. He also served as the Kansas Jayhawks athletic director from 1950 to 1963.

He was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1973 as a coach.

Head coaching record


Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
McPherson Bulldogs (Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference) (1921–1922)
1921 McPherson 5–6 2–6 13th
1922 McPherson 5–4 5–4 7th
McPherson: 10–10 7–10
Total: 10–10


  1. ^ "Northwestern Wildcats season-by-season results". sports-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. 2014. Retrieved May 20, 2014.
  2. ^ "NCAA Division I Men's Basketball – NCAA Division I Champions". Rauzulu's Street. 2004. Retrieved May 20, 2014.
  3. ^ ESPN, ed. (2009). ESPN College Basketball Encyclopedia: The Complete History of the Men's Game. New York, NY: ESPN Books. p. 541. ISBN 978-0-345-51392-2.