For the Canadian sport shooter, see Samuel Newton (sport shooter).
Samuel B. Newton
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Newton pictured in La Vie 1900, Penn State yearbook
Biographical details
Born(1868-12-04)December 4, 1868
Yarmouth, Maine
DiedApril 30, 1932(1932-04-30) (aged 63)
Chevy Chase, Maryland
Playing career
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Penn State
Head coaching record
Overall76–50–2 (excluding Williams)
College Football Data Warehouse

Sylvanus Blanchard "Samuel" Newton[N 1] (December 4, 1868[N 2] – April 30, 1932) was an American football player and coach. He served as the head football coach at Pennsylvania State University (1896–1898), Lafayette College (1899–1901, 1911), Lehigh University (1902–1905), and Williams College (1907–1909).

Coaching careerEdit

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Penn StateEdit

Newton was the head football coach at Pennsylvania State University from 1896 to 1898. His career record at Penn State was 12–14.


Newton coached at Lafayette College for four seasons and achieved a record of 47 wins, 33 losses, and 14 ties.[1] His first season was arguably his best, as his team outscored its opponents by 253 to 23 and achieved a record of 12 wins and 1 loss. The teams only loss was to Princeton by a score of 12–0.[2]


Newton was the tenth head football coach for the Lehigh Mountain Hawks and he held that position for four seasons, from 1902 until 1905. His overall coaching record at Lehigh was 23 wins, 20 losses, and 2 ties. This ranks him ninth at Lehigh in terms of total wins and 12th at Lehigh in terms of winning percentage.[3] While coaching at Lafayette, Newton's teams won The Rivalry game against Lehigh all seven times in three seasons. Newton later moved to Lehigh to coach on the opposite side of The Rivalry, winning two of four games played.


Newton died on April 30, 1932 of a throat infection at his home in Chevy Chase, Maryland. He is interred at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia.[4][5]

Head coaching recordEdit

Year Team Overall
Penn State Nittany Lions (1896–1898)
1896 Penn State 3–4
1897 Penn State 3–6
1898 Penn State 6–4
Penn State: 12–14
Lafayette Leopards (1898–1901)
1898 Lafayette 3–8
1899 Lafayette 12–1
1900 Lafayette 9–2
1901 Lafayette 9–3
Lafayette: 33–14
Lehigh Brown and White (1902–1905)
1902 Lehigh 7–3–1
1903 Lehigh 9–2–1
1904 Lehigh 1–8
1905 Lehigh 6–7
Lehigh: 23–20–2
Lafayette Leopards (1911)
1911 Lafayette 8–2
Lafayette: 41–16
Total: 76–50–2

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