Dexter W. Draper
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Draper pictured in The Colonial Echo 1914, William & Mary yearbook
Sport(s)Football, basketball, baseball
Biographical details
Born(1881-05-23)May 23, 1881
Boston, Massachusetts
DiedAugust 22, 1961(1961-08-22) (aged 80)
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Playing career
1901
1905–1907
Swarthmore
Penn
Position(s)Tackle
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Football
1909
1911–1912
1913–1915

Basketball
1911–1913
1913–1916

Baseball
1916

Texas
Franklin & Marshall
William & Mary


Franklin & Marshall
William & Mary


William & Mary
Head coaching record
Overall14–34–3 (football)
26–29 (basketball)
17–1 (baseball)
Statistics
College Football Data Warehouse
Accomplishments and honors
Awards
All-American, 1906
All-American, 1907

Dexter Wright Draper (May 23, 1881 – August 22, 1961) was an American football player and coach, as well as a pediatrician. He was an All-American tackle at the University of Pennsylvania from 1905 to 1907. Draper became head football coach at the University of Texas immediately following the resignation of W. E. Metzenthin in 1909. After compiling a 4–3–1 record, including two losses to Longhorns rival Texas A&M, Draper resigned. He later coached at Franklin & Marshall College and The College of William & Mary before entering his chosen field as a doctor in pediatrics. Draper also was the head coach for the William & Mary Tribe men's basketball team from 1913 to 1916.[1] He led the Tribe to a 15–18 record during his two-year tenure.[1] Draper's stint as the football coach from 1913 to 1915 produced a 1–21–2 record.[2]

On August 22, 1961, Draper died aged 80 at a hospital in Lancaster, Pennsylvania after a short illness.[3]

Head coaching record[edit | edit source]

Football[edit | edit source]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Texas Longhorns (Independent) (1909)
1909 Texas 4–3–1
Texas: 4–3–1
Franklin & Marshall Diplomats (Independent) (1911–1912)
1911 Franklin & Marshall 3–6
1912 Franklin & Marshall 6–4
Franklin & Marshall: 9–10
William & Mary Orange and White (Independent) (1913–1915)
1913 William & Mary 0–5–1
1914 William & Mary 1–7
1915 William & Mary 0–9–1
William & Mary: 1–21–2
Total: 14–34–3

Basketball[edit | edit source]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
William & Mary Orange and White (Independent) (1913–1916)
1913–14 William & Mary 3–6
1914–15 William & Mary 5–8
1915–16 William & Mary 7–4
Total: 15–18

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 William & Mary men's basketball history - Media Guide 2007-08. Accessed March 24, 2008.
  2. William & Mary football history - Media Guide 2007, page 22. Accessed March 26, 2008.
  3. "Dr. Dexter W. Draper, Former All-American at Pennsylvania, Dies", Clearfield Progress, Thursday, August 24, 1961, Clearfield, Pennsylvania, United States Of America

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