Oliver Cutts
Cutts pictured in Debris 1917, Purdue yearbook
Biographical details
Born(1873-08-06)August 6, 1873
North Anson, Maine, U.S.
DiedAugust 4, 1939(1939-08-04) (aged 65)
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Playing career
1895Bates
1899–1901Harvard
Position(s)Guard, tackle
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1903–1904Purdue
1905Washington
1906–1907Harvard (assistant)
1922–1923Bates
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
1904–1905Purdue
1915–1918Purdue
Head coaching record
Overall23–18–3
Accomplishments and honors
Awards
All-American, 1901

Oliver Frost Cutts (August 6, 1873 – August 4, 1939) was an American football player, coach, and college athletics administrator. He served as the head football coach at Purdue University (1903–1904), the University of Washington (1905), and Bates College (1922–1923), compiling a career college football record of 23–18–3. Cutts was also the athletic director at Purdue from 1904 to 1905 and again from 1915 to 1918. He died on August 4, 1939 at his home in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts.[1]

Coaching career

From 1903 to 1904, Cutts coached at Purdue University, where he compiled a 13–5 record. This included a 9–3 season in 1904, where the Boilermakers outscored opponents 176–66. In 1905, he coached at the University of Washington, where he compiled a 4–2–2 record.

Head coaching record

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Purdue Boilermakers (Western Conference) (1903–1904)
1903 Purdue 4–2 0–2 9th
1904 Purdue 9–3 1–2 T–5th
Purdue: 13–5 1–4
Washington (Independent) (1905)
1905 Washington 5–2–2
Washington: 5–2–2
Bates Bobcats (Independent) (1922–1923)
1922 Bates 2–6–1
1923 Bates 3–5
Bates: 5–11–1
Total: 23–18–3

References

  1. ^ "Oliver Frost Cutts, Ex-Star At Harvard; Also Was on the Coaching Staff—Athletic Instructor at Bates" (PDF). The New York Times. August 8, 1939. Retrieved August 11, 2011.