Arthur Schabinger

Arthur Schabinger

College coach infobox
Name = Arthur A. Schabinger

Caption = Coach "Schabie"
DateOfBirth = August 6, 1889
Birthplace = Sabetha, Kansas
DateOfDeath = October 13, 1972
Sport = football
College = Ottawa University
Title =
CurrentRecord =
OverallRecord = 9-17-6 (0.281)
Awards = Kansas Sports Hall of Fame
Player = trigger
Years =
Team = College of Emporia
Position = Quarterback
Coach = Trigger
CoachYears = 1915-1919
CoachTeams = Ottawa
FootballHOF =

Arthur August Schabinger (August 6, 1889 in Sabetha, Kansas, USAOctober 13, 1972) was an American football and basketball coach, and then later administrator. Schabinger is credited (although disputed) with throwing the first forward pass in college football history. [ Kansas Sports Hall of Fame] Arthur Schabinger] Even if it was not the first forward pass, most certainly Schabinger was one of the early adopters and innovators of the play.

Basketball achievements

Schabinger coached college basketball for 20 seasons, including stints with Ottawa University, Emporia Teachers College and Creighton University. He was one of the founders of National Association of Basketball Coaches and the president of that organization in 1932. He authored the association's Constitution and By-Laws. He was enshrined in the Basketball Hall of Fame as a contributor in 1961. [ [ Basketball Hall of Fame] ]

Football achievements

As a player

In 1910, Schabinger led the College of Emporia Presbies to a 17-0 victory over Washburn University. During this game, he threw what some have credited (and others have disputed) to be the first forward pass in college football history. That same year, "Schabie" scored seven touchdowns in a 107-0 win over Pittsburg Normal. [ [ Emporia Gazette] , "First Hargiss Team Set Scoring Mark" by Ed Shupe, January 23, 1974]

Schabinger's mentor and coach was at the College of Emporia was Bill Hargiss. [ [ Bill Hargiss at the College of Emporia, 1910 ] ]

As a coach

Schabinger was the eighth head college football coach for the Ottawa University Braves located in Ottawa, Kansas and he held that position for four seasons, from 1915 until 1919. His career coaching record at Ottawa was 9 wins, 17 losses, and 6 ties. This ranks him 18th at Ottawa in total wins and 23rd at Ottawa in winning percentage (0.281). [ [ Ottawa University Braves coaching records] ]


External links

* [ Ottawa University athletics website]
* [ College of Emporia Alumni Association]
* [ Basketball Hall of Fame page on Schabinger]
* [ photo of Schabinger]
* [ more on Schabinger]

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