Gen. Joseph Stilwell
Gen. Joseph Stilwell

Class of 1904

Gen. Joseph Stilwell earned induction for his accolades as both a player and coach with the men's basketball program. Widely recognized as the "Father of Army Basketball," he was a player-coach during the first two seasons of Army basketball in 1903 and 1904 when the team went a combined 3-1. He returned to West Point after graduation for two more stints as head coach, from 1907-1911 and from 1913-14. He compiled a 49-17 record with a winning percentage of .742 that ranks second all-time among coaches who guided the team for at least 50 games. His 1909-10 team finished with a 14-1 mark and in six of his seven seasons the team was above .500.

On the gridiron, Stilwell earned a pair of letters as part of teams that went a combined 12-3-2 and beat Navy twice. Army dispatched Navy 22-8 in 1902 and then romped to a 40-5 victory the next season.