Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America ClassifiedsGame Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
OBITUARY: Whitey Burnham
November 26th, 2008 8:01AM



Former Delaware and Dartmouth head coach Alden H. "Whitey" Burnham, died on Nov. 18 after a brief illness in Hanover, N.H., at the age of 85.

Burnham, who was the NSCAA president in 1966 and the recipient of its Honor Award in 1974, was secretary of the NCAA soccer rules committee for nine years and All-America selection committee chair for 14 years.

Burnham began his coaching career as soccer and wrestling coach at the University of Delaware. After 12 years, he was hired at Dartmouth University in 1960 to coach soccer and lacrosse. The following year, he became the Big Green's first and only three-sport coach when he took over the wrestling program. He remained head coach of all three sports through 1966 before focusing on soccer and lacrosse.

In 1969, Burnham moved into an administrator's role at Dartmouth, serving as assistant director of athletics. He retired from Dartmouth in 1989 after 29 years of service in the athletics department.

Burnham Field, the home of Dartmouth's men's and women's soccer team, was dedicated in his honor in the spring of 2008. The stadium features a top-quality natural grass field with state-of-the-art drainage, bleacher seating for 1,600 spectators and additional seating on grass berms surrounding the field.

Burnham is survived by his wife of 63 years, Joanne, their two children, Fred and Janice, and two granddaughters.

The family has announced a memorial service and celebration of his life on Saturday, Dec. 20 at 3:00 pm at the Rollins Chapel on the Dartmouth campus.

No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now



Recent College Soccer Reporter
Soccer America Women's Top 25    
Defending champion Florida State reclaimed the top spot from North Carolina in the Soccer America Women's ...
POTW: Goalkeepers sweep NSCAA Division I awards    
Boston University's Matt Gilbert and Kentucky freshman Katelyn Jensen were named the recipients of the NSCAA ...
Collegians are in Germany with U.S. U-19s    
Collegians provided half of the 20-player roster for the U.S. U-19 national team that is in ...
Soccer America Men's Top 25    
There is no change at the top of the weekly Soccer America Men's Top 25 rankings ...
Soccer America Women's Top 25    
North Carolina held on to the top spot in the Soccer America Women's Top 25 rankings ...
Men's Week 6: Three things we learned this weekend    
German Fabian Herbers continued his streak of recording a goal or assist in every game as ...
Penn State's Lee gets Guam call for World Cup qualifying    
Penn State junior defender Nate Lee has been called up by the Guam national team for ...
Conference Watch: Big Ten women's race gets tighter    
Penn State has won or shared 16 of the last 17 Big Ten regular-season women's titles, ...
Video Pick: Virginia's Foss dials long distance    
Virginia players know how to score goals. Last week, Derrick Etienne went through half of the ...
U.S. Merchant Marine's Smolens earns 300th win    
U.S. Merchant Marine Academy men's coach Michael Smolens earned his 300th career victory when the Mariners ...
>> College Soccer Reporter Archives