Dutch Lonborg
Biographical details
Born(1898-03-16)March 16, 1898
Gardner, Illinois
DiedJanuary 31, 1985(1985-01-31) (aged 86)
Horton, Kansas
Playing career
Basketball
1917–1920Kansas
Football
1917–1920Kansas
Baseball
1918–1920Kansas
Position(s)Guard (basketball)
End, quarterback (football)
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Basketball
1921–1923McPherson
1924–1927Washburn
1927–1950Northwestern
Football
1921–1922McPherson
1923Washburn (assistant)
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
1950–1963Kansas
Head coaching record
Overall10–10 (football)
321–224–2 (basketball)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
Basketball
2 Big Ten (1931, 1933)
Helms Athletic Foundation national (1931)
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.

Basketball

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

Basketball

Statistics overview
Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Washburn (Kansas Conference) (1923–1927)
1923-24 Washburn 13–4
1924-25 Washburn 15–0 AAU Champions
1925-26 Washburn 12–1–1
1926-27 Washburn 12–8
Washburn: 52–13–1 (0.800)
Northwestern (Western Conference) (1927–1950)
1927-28 Northwestern 12–5 9–3 T–3rd
1928–29 Northwestern 12–5 7–5 4th
1929–30 Northwestern 8–8 6–6 6th
1930–31 Northwestern 16–1 11–1 1st Helms National Champion
Premo–Porretta National Champion
1931–32 Northwestern 13–5 9–3 T–2nd
1932–33 Northwestern 15–4 10–2 T–1st
1933–34 Northwestern 11–8 8–4 T–2nd
1934–35 Northwestern 10–10 3–9 8th
1935–36 Northwestern 13–6 7–5 T–3rd
1936–37 Northwetern 11–9–1[Note A] 4–8 7th
1937–38 Northwetern 10–10 7–5 T–3rd
1938–39 Northwetern 7–13 5–7 6th
1939–40 Northwetern 13–7 7–5 T–4th
1940–41 Northwetern 7–11 3–9 9th
1941–42 Northwetern 8–13 5–10 T–7th
1942–43 Northwetern 8–9 7–5 3rd
1943–44 Northwetern 12–7 8–4 T–4th
1944–45 Northwetern 7–12 4–8 T–6th
1945–46 Northwetern 15–5 8–4 T–3rd
1946–47 Northwetern 7–13 2–10 9th
1947–48 Northwetern 6–14 3–9 T–8th
1948–49 Northwetern 5–16 2–10 9th
1949–50 Northwetern 10–12 3–9 T–8th
Northwetern: 236–203–1 (.538) 138–141 (.495)
Total: 288–216-2 (0.571)

      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

^A. Due to a scoring error during the Notre Dame game in 1936, a game which was originally ruled a 21–20 win for Notre Dame was determined to be a tie when it was discovered Notre Dame had received one more point than they had actually scored.[4] Notre Dame returned to the court to finish the game, but Northwestern refused to return to the court. The Wildcats left the building and the game was deemed a tie.[4]

[5][6][7][8]

Football

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

References

  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.
  4. ^ a b Phelps, Richard (September 19, 2011). Basketball For Dummies. John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 9781118092675.
  5. ^ "2015–16 Washburn Ichabods men's basketball Media guide" (PDF). WUSports.com. Washburn Athletics. October 29, 2015. Retrieved November 1, 2015.
  6. ^ 2012–13 Northwestern men's basketball yearbook. Retrieved 2013-Sep-10.
  7. ^ "Year-by-Year Summary" (PDF). Retrieved June 18, 2008.
  8. ^ "Dutch Lonborg". Sports Reference.