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BornOctober 3, 1881
Buffalo, New York
DiedDecember 3, 1935(1935-12-03) (aged 54)
Buffalo, New York
Position(s)Head Coach (1927)
Assistant Coach (1925-1926)
CollegeUniversity at Buffalo
Statistics
* Pro Football Reference
Teams
1925
1926
1927
Buffalo Bisons
Buffalo Rangers
Buffalo Bisons

George Wilder Batterson was a professional football coach with the Buffalo Bisons and Rangers of the early National Football League. He served as an assistant coach in 1925 and 1926, before becoming the team's head coach in 1927. During his NFL coaching career, Batterson posted an 0-5 record.


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Coaching careerEdit

Batterson was a high school football coach prior to coaching professionally. He would go on to win three consecutive Buffalo City High School Championships (called Harvard Cups) while coaching at Masten Park High School in 1918, 1919 and 1920. He was later elected to Harvard Cup Hall of Fame in 2002. After Batterson left Masten, he became the football coach at the University at Buffalo.

Playing careerEdit

Around 1905, Batterson played for the Buffalo All-Stars, an early semi-pro football team, who would later evolve into the Buffalo All-Americans-Rangers-Bisons franchise.

FamilyEdit

Dim's father, Thomas J. Batterson, was a traveling merchant. Thomas and his wife, Martha, had ten children. One of Dim's brothers, John P., became an optician.

A few sources have his name spelled as "Dim Patterson" with a P; this is a mistake. The mistake likely stems from confusion with Warren D. Patterson, a Buffalo area shoe salesman who, at the time, was the Bisons' part-owner, general manager, and president.

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