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Joseph Raycroft

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Sport(s)  Basketball, football
1894  Lawrence

1906–1910  Chicago
Name  Joseph Raycroft
Overall  3–2 (football) 66–7 (basketball)
Died  September 30, 1955, Trenton, New Jersey, United States
Alma mater  University of Chicago (1896), Rush Medical College (1899)

Joseph Edward Raycroft (November 15, 1867 – September 30, 1955) was the head men's basketball coach for the University of Chicago between 1906–07 and 1909–10. In his four seasons as coach, the Chicago Maroons compiled an overall record of 66 wins and 7 losses. His teams won four Big Ten Conference championships (then known as the Western Conference), and the 1907, 1908, and 1909 teams were all retroactively named national champions by the Helms Athletic Foundation; his 1909 team was also retroactively named the national champion by the Premo-Porretta Power Poll. His 90.4% career winning percentage is the highest all-time at Chicago. Prior to his time at Chicago, Raycroft also served as Lawrence University's head football coach for the 1894 season and compiled a 3–2 record.

Raycroft later served as Princeton University's Chairman of the Department of Health and Physical Education from 1911 until his retirement in 1936. Under his watch Raycroft developed a comprehensive student health program based in large measure upon intramural athletics, with participation rates approaching 90 percent of Princeton's undergraduate class.


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