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Authur Mansfield - Wisconsin

03/01/1981, 12:00am CST
By Wisconsin Sports Network

Born November 30, 1906 in Cleveland, Ohio

Attended West Technical High School in Cleveland, Ohio Graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison with BS and MS

Dynie graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1929 and began his coaching career at Springfield High School in Ohio. He coached football and basketball for five years. During that span he had a string of 40 straight wins in football and 25 straight in basketball was broken at the state tourney.

He played professional baseball with Dayton of the Mid-Atlantic League and in 1931 with the New York Giants.

In the fall of 1934 Dynie returned to the University of Wisconsin where he was an assistant football and baseball coach. In 1940 he became head baseball coach.

While at U.W. he organized the Big Ten 150 Lb. football league. During the two years the league existed Wisconsin won the championship. He continued as head baseball coach for 31 years before retiring in 1970. His teams won Big Ten championships in 1946 and 1950.

He coached many outstanding baseball players that went on to long careers in professional baseball.

There is much more but probably the most significant is the influence he had on the many players and students that were under his guidance.

A few of the many awards bestowed on Dynie are as follows: Good Guy Award - American Association of College Baseball Coaches - 1955, Outstanding service to the U.S. Air Force Special Services Program - 1960, Outstanding Wisconsin Sportsman, Distinguished Service Award from University of Wisconsin - 1970, Badger Boxing Elite - 1973, Madison Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame - 1972, Greater Cleveland Sports Hall of Fame - 1976, Mr. Olympics Madison Service Clubs - 1964, Madison Sports Hall of Fame - 1972, American Association of College Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame - 1970.

Tag(s): Hall of Fame