November 30, 1927|
November 26, 2002 (aged 74)|
Ithaca, New York
Phillip James Butterfield, Jr. (November 30, 1927 – November 26, 2002) was an American football player and coach. He served as the head football coach at Ithaca College from 1967 to 1994. During his 28 seasons at Ithaca, Butterfield was one of the most successful coaches in the country winning 206 games and three NCAA Division III National Football Championships (known as the Stagg Bowl). His teams finished as the runner-up in the Stagg Bowl four times. His total playoff record was 21–8.
After his retirement, Ithaca renamed their football stadium in his honor. Butterfield was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a coach in 1997. He died of complications from Alzheimer's disease in 2002 in Ithaca, New York.
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Butterfield's brother, Jack, was a college baseball coach and executive in the New York Yankees organization. His nephew, Brian, is a Major League Baseball coach, currently with the Boston Red Sox.
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- Jim Butterfield at the College Football Hall of Fame
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