Haughton, Percy

Haughton, Percy (Duncan)

(1876–1924) football coach; born in Staten Island, N.Y. A former Harvard tackle, he coached two years at Cornell University (1900–01), then entered business. Lured back to coaching by Harvard alumni, he brought the Crimson to its greatest football heights (1908–16). His teams were noted for their use of tricky, open-style play rather than brute force. After military service in World War I and several years in business, he returned to coaching at Columbia University in 1923.
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.