Ion Cortright
File:Ion Cortright - Cincinnati.jpg
Cortright pictured in The Cincinnatian 1917, Cincinnati yearbook
Sport(s)Football, basketball
Biographical details
Born(1889-06-29)June 29, 1889
Eaton County, Michigan
DiedJune 3, 1961(1961-06-03) (aged 71)
East Lansing, Michigan
Playing career
Head coaching record
Overall22–20–6 (football)
38–14 (basketball)
Accomplishments and honors
1 NCC (1925)

Ion John Cortright (June 29, 1889 – June 3, 1961)[1] was an American football player and coach of football and basketball. He served as the head football coach at the University of South Dakota (1914–1915), the University of Cincinnati (1916), and North Dakota Agricultural College, now North Dakota State University, (1925–1927), compiling a career college football record of 22–20–6. Cortright was also the head basketball coach at South Dakota for one season in 1914–15, Cincinnati for one season in 1916–17, and North Dakota Agricultural for one season in 1925–26, tallying a career mark of 38–14.

Head coaching recordEdit


Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
South Dakota Coyotes (Independent) (1914–1915)
1914 South Dakota 5–2–1
1915 South Dakota 4–2–2
South Dakota: 9–4–3
Cincinnati Bearcats (Ohio Athletic Conference) (1916)
1916 Cincinnati 0–8–1 0–6–1 13th
Cincinnati: 0–8–1 0–6–1
North Dakota Agricultural Bison (North Central Conference) (1925–1927)
1925 North Dakota Agricultural 5–0–2 4–0–2 T–1st
1926 North Dakota Agricultural 5–3 2–3 6th
1927 North Dakota Agricultural 3–5 1–3 5th
North Dakota Agricultural: 13–8–2 7–6–2
Total: 22–20–6
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title
Indicates BCS bowl, Bowl Alliance or Bowl Coalition game.


  1. "Cortright Rites Set", Star-News, June 6, 1961, Pasadena, California

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