Chet McGraw

While coaching at Carleton for 12 years, Chester T. McGraw greatly contributed to Carleton athletics. As head swimming coach, McGraw’s teams won four Midwest Conference titles, finished second four times and third on four occasions. Under McGraw’s tutelage, Carleton swimmers won 88 meets and lost only 25 times in dual competition. A graduate of the University of Washington, McGraw succeeded Walter L. Hass as football coach at Hibbing High School and then followed Hass to Carleton after serving as recreational and welfare officer of the United States Army in China. Besides swimming, McGraw coached Carleton linemen and served as head track coach for two years. McGraw left Carleton in 1958 following Hass to the University of Chicago where he became Director of Intramural Athletics. While at Chicago, McGraw administered an intramural program of 17 sports which included over 4500 athletes.