| Wins against Kentucky - 0 | Losses against Kentucky - 7 |
Alma Mater: Wittenberg 
Hometown: Springfield, OH
Date Died: April 7, 1967
Overall Record: 136-90 [11 Seasons]
|1/12/1948||Kentucky at Ohio||W||79 - 57||-|
|1/4/1947||Ohio at Kentucky||W||46 - 36||-|
|2/19/1946||Kentucky at Ohio||W||60 - 52||-|
|1/5/1946||Ohio at Kentucky||W||57 - 48||-|
|2/19/1945||Kentucky at Ohio||W||61 - 38||-|
|1/6/1945||Ohio at Kentucky||W||59 - 46||-|
|2/26/1944||Ohio at Kentucky||W||51 - 35||-|
Obituary - Akron (OH) Beacon Journal (April 9, 1967)
Dutch Trautwein: Wittie Star Mourned
ATHENS - Wittenberg and Ohio Universities shared a common sorrow today with the death of legendary athlete-coach William J. "Dutch" Trautwein.
The massive Trautwein - at six feet and 240 pounds a giant among collegians half a century ago - died in Sheltering Arms Hospital here Friday night. He was 74.
Termed Wittenberg's "greatest football player" in 1918-20 when he played tackle on undefeated and untied varsities, Trautwein since has been selected on the all-time, All-Ohio grid squad.
But he was nearly as effective on the basketball court as a member of Wittenberg quintets which battled Fred Sefton's Akron U teams for Ohio Conference honors.
HIS DUELS with Akron's Eddie Wentz when Akron and Wittenberg met made headlines in newspapers throughout the state. Ray Detrick, later coach at Ohio Wesleyan University and Goodyear, was among Trautwein's college teammates.
Born in Springfield, site of Wittenberg, he was graduated from that school in 1921. For two years he coached at Dover High School before being recalled by his alma mater to become football aide to Ernie Godfrey.
In 1928 he started his long association with Ohio University. He coached football, basketball and baseball then. His famous proteges included present Ohio University cage coach Jimmy Snyder and Cincinnati Red outfielder Frankie Baumholtz.
In 1950 Trautwein became assistant athletic director and served in that capacity until his retirement in 1963.
ONE OF the stories told about him while he played for Wittenberg revolved around the 1920 game with Denison, closing out the football season.
Neither team had scored and in the final minute Wittenberg moved the ball to Denison's 5-yard line. Turning from his tackle position, Trautwein yelled at quarterback Wib Etter, "Forget the signals .... take that ball and follow me." Etter complied, crossing the goal through a yawning hole created by the aroused Trautwein. Wittenberg won, 6-0.
He leaves his wife Zelda, a son Bill H. of Galena; three sisters, Rose and Bertha Trautwein of Springfield and Mrs. Kathryn Bryant of Columbus. Funeral rites will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in Athens with burial in Dover.
Return to statistics, team schedules, team rosters, opponents, players, coaches, opposing coaches, games, assistance, Kentucky Basketball Page or search this site.