W. H. Rorke
Playing career
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Head coaching record

W. H. Rorke was an American football player and coach. He served the fifth head football coach at New York University (NYU). He held that position for two seasons, from 1901 until 1902, leading the NYU Violets to a record of 9–6–1.[1][2] The one tie game he coached was in the 1901 season against Union on November 23. The game ended in a score of 11–11.[3] He attended Poly Prep Country Day School as well as NYU, playing football at the latter.[4]

Head coaching record

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
NYU Violets (Independent) (1901–1902)
1901 NYU 4–3–1
1902 NYU 5–3
NYU: 9–6–1
Total: 9–6–1


  1. ^ The Ultimate Guide to College Football, James Quirk, 2004
  2. ^ New York University Violets coaching records
  3. ^ New York Times "N.Y.U. AND UNION TIE.; Both Football Teams Score Eleven Points in Yesterday's Game" November 24, 1901, Wednesday
  4. ^ "Easy Day for DeWitt Clinton" (PDF). The Brooklyn Daily Eagle. November 8, 1903. Retrieved January 16, 2014.