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RALPH F. HUTCHINSON The Director of A thletics R F . H uTCH IN SON, ex-all-:\merican quarterback of Princeton varsity fame, was named director of athletics at the University of l daho by the Board of R egents in the summer of 1928 and assumed his duties on the main campus last September. "Hutch," as he is fami liarl y ca lled by t hose who know him, came to Moscow from the Southern Branch of t he University at P ocatel lo, where his athletic teams enjoyed outstanding success in competition with those of much larger institutions. Coach Hutchinson has made an enviable record both as an athlete and as a coach since his matriculation at Princeton University in 1903 . H e was "old rassau's" varsit)' quarterback for three years, displacing in this position no less a personage than Bill Roper, present Princeton coach. "Hutch" also starred in baseball and track; and previous to his college entrance held the interscholastic record in the high hurdles. As director of athletics at Idaho, H utchinson has charge of all phases of ath letics and physical eduction. T he success of this year's extensive intram ural program can be laid to " H utch's" keen interest in athletics for everybody. " H utch" is also head track coach and assistant varsity football coach. A.LPH Page 159

1929 Gem of the Mountains, Volume 27 - University of Idaho Yearbook

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