Charles A. Huntington

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Charles A. Huntington
Shy Huntington.jpg
Sport(s) Football, basketball, baseball
Biographical details
Born (1891-07-07)July 7, 1891
Died January 21, 1973(1973-01-21) (aged 81)
Playing career
1914–1916 Oregon
Position(s) Quarterback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1918–1923 Oregon
1919–1920 Oregon
1919–1920 Oregon
Head coaching record
Overall 26–12–6 (football)
8–9 (basketball)
12–15 (baseball)
Bowls 0–1
Accomplishments and honors
PCC (1919)

Charles A. "Shy" Huntington (July 7, 1891 – January 1973)[1] was a quarterback and later a multi-sport coach at the University of Oregon.[2]

Playing and coaching career[edit]

Huntington began his football career as a quarterback and safety at the University of Oregon. He was the critical player in Oregon's Rose Bowl upset over heavily favored Pennsylvania in 1917, throwing a touchdown pass and intercepting three passes on defense as the Ducks won 14–0.[3]

Huntington took over as head coach for the Ducks in 1918. He would coach the Ducks for six seasons. He finished with a 26–12–6 record. In 1919, he coached the Ducks to a Rose Bowl berth; they lost to Harvard, 7–6, on January 1, 1920.[3]

He served as Oregon's baseball coach in 1919 and 1920,[4] and he coached the basketball team for one season, 1919–20, achieving a record of eight wins and nine losses.[5]

Head coaching record[edit]


Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Oregon Webfoots (Pacific Coast Conference) (1918–1923)
1918 Oregon 4–2 2–1 2nd
1919 Oregon 5–2 2–1 T–1st L Rose
1920 Oregon 3–2–1 1–1–1 T–3rd
1921 Oregon 5–1–3 0–1–2 5th
1922 Oregon 6–1–1 3–0–1 2nd
1923 Oregon 3–4–1 0–4–1 8th
Oregon: 26–12–6 8–8–5
Total: 26–12–6
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title or championship game berth


  1. ^ Shy Huntington's obituary
  2. ^ McCann, Michael C. (1995). Oregon Ducks Football: 100 Years of Glory. Eugene, OR: McCann Communications Corp. ISBN 0-9648244-7-7.
  3. ^ a b Rose Bowl Legends Archived March 19, 2007, at the Wayback Machine. Rose Bowl. URL accessed on August 16, 2006.
  4. ^ Baseball: Researching the National Pastime University of Oregon. URL accessed on August 16, 2006.
  5. ^ In that era, it was not uncommon for collegiate coaches to coach several sports. Jack of Both Trades. College Sporting News. URL accessed on August 16, 2006.