Bob Fletcher
Biographical details
Born(1900-02-28)February 28, 1900
DiedAugust 5, 1968(1968-08-05) (aged 68)
Findlay, Ohio
Playing career
Football
1918–1920Illinois
Position(s)Quarterback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Football
1921–1923Findlay HS (OH)
1924–1929Case Tech
Basketball
1924–1929Case Tech
Head coaching record
Overall19–27–7 (college football)
30–29 (college basketball)

Robert H. Fletcher (February 28, 1900 – August 5, 1968) was an American football player and coach.

Playing career

Fletcher played quarterback for the Illinois Fighting Illini football from 1918 to 1920. His 1919 Illinois Fighting Illini football team famously won the national title, after he kicked a game-winning field goal to defeat Ohio State.[1] He was named All-Big Ten Conference in 1918, 1919, and 1920. He was also named to the All-Western college football team of 1920.

Head football coach

Fletcher first coached three seasons as the head football coach of Findlay High School in Findlay, Ohio from 1921 to 1923, amassing a record of 24–6.[2]

In 1924, he moved to Cleveland to coach at the Case School of Applied Science, known today as Case Western Reserve University. Fletcher coached both the school's football and basketball teams. His overall football record was 19–27–7 and his overall basketball record was 30–29.[3]

Head coaching record

College football

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Case Tech Scientists (Ohio Athletic Conference) (1924–1929)
1924 Case 6–2–1 6–2–1 4th
1925 Case 3–4–2 3–4–2 11th
1926 Case 4–2–3 4–2–3 12th
1927 Case 2–6 2–6 T–17th
1928 Case 2–6–1 1–4–1 10th
1929 Case 2–7 1–6 T–13th
Case: 19–27–7 17–24–7
Total: 19–27–7

References

  1. ^ Brichford, Maynard (September 12, 2009). Bob Zuppke: The Life and Football Legacy of the Illinois Coach. McFarland. ISBN 9780786453948 – via Google Books.
  2. ^ "The Case Tech 27 February 1924 — Case Western Reserve University". newspapers.case.edu.
  3. ^ "Robert H. Fletcher". case.edu.