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Arthur Winters

Coach & Athletic Administrator (Inducted: 1980-81)

Arthur  Winters

Art Winters served Lafayette College as a coach, teacher and athletic administrator for 22 years before retiring in 1966.

A 1923 graduate of Oberlin College, Winters came to Lafayette in 1942 as head track and cross country coach and continued as head track coach even when named as the College's Director of Athletics in 1960, a post he held until his retirement in 1965. He continued on as track coach and teacher of physical education one year beyond retirement. Winters' 1951 track squad was his best, going 7-0 and capturing the MAC Championship with team member Jack Ellis improving to where he won the IC4A discus title in 1952 and 1953, earning him All-America status. Winters' other prize track performer was Olympian Walt Prichard, who ran for Winters while he was track coach at Hamilton College prior to joining Lafayette's staff. In all, Winters had a 22-year coaching record of 77-52 with back-to-back undefeated seasons in 1950 and 1951.