John Burton Hotchkiss (August 22, 1845 – November 3, 1922) was an American football coach and professor. He was deaf since the age of 9, and attended Gallaudet University, where later he was the first coach of the Gallaudet Bison football team. He is the namesake of their football field. Hotchkiss was also a writer; one of the founders and editors of the Silent World, a short-lived paper for the deaf. Hotchkiss taught English and history.