Burton Shipley

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Burton Shipley
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Shipley as an undergraduate of the Maryland Agricultural College in 1914
Sport(s) Football, basketball, baseball
Biographical details
Born (1890-01-17)January 17, 1890
Anne Arundel County, Maryland
Died February 22, 1976(1976-02-22) (aged 86)
Washington, D. C.
Playing career
1908–1913 Maryland
Position(s) Quarterback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1919–1920 Delaware
1923–1926? Maryland (assistant)
1918–1922 Delaware
1923–1947 Maryland
1919–1922 Delaware
1924–1960 Maryland
Head coaching record
Overall 5–10–2 (football)
288–237 (basketball)
399–333–10 (baseball)

Howard Burton Shipley (January 17, 1890 – February 22, 1976) was a multi-sport athlete and coach for the Maryland Terrapins at the University of Maryland. He is probably most remembered as the first and long-time head coach of the men's basketball team. He also coached the Maryland baseball team.

Shipley graduated from the Maryland Agricultural College (now the University of Maryland) in 1914. While there, he played basketball, baseball, and football as a quarterback. In 1923, he became the head coach for the Maryland basketball team, a position in which he would serve until 1947. During his tenure, he compiled a 243–199 record.

Also in 1923, Shipley was hired as an assistant coach for the football team under legendary Maryland head coach Curley Byrd. Shipley also coached the baseball team from 1924 to 1960.

Shipley Field, where the school's baseball team plays its home games, is named after him. In 1982, Shipley was inducted into the University of Maryland Athletic Hall of Fame.[1]

Head coaching record[edit]


Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens (Independent) (1919–1920)
1919 Delaware 2–5–1
1920 Delaware 3–5–1
Delaware: 5–10–2
Total: 5–10–2


  1. ^ University of Maryland Athletic Hall of Fame: All-Time Inductees Archived July 5, 2008, at the Wayback Machine., University of Maryland, retrieved June 12, 2009.

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