Samuel Brinckerhoff "Brinck" Thorne (September 19, 1873 – June 3, 1930) was an American football player and coach. He played college football at Yale University as halfback from 1893 to 1894. As a senior and team captain in 1895, Thorn was named an All-American. He returned to Yale in 1896 to serve as head football coach for a season, during which he guided the Bulldogs to a 13–1 record. Thorne was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a player in 1970.
Born in New York City, Thorne graduated from Yale University in 1896 and was a member of Skull and Bones. He played for Yale for three years, was captain his senior year, and he was selected for the 1895 College Football All-America Team. He studied mining engineering at Lafayette College and was in the mining business for many years.
Head coaching recordEdit
|| Conference || Standing
| Yale Bulldogs (Independent) (1896)
|| 13–1 || || ||
|| 13–1 || ||
| Total: || 13–1 ||
| †Indicates BCS bowl, Bowl Alliance or Bowl Coalition game.