Otto Vogel
Otto Vogel
Organization: University of Iowa
Year: 1968 Inductee

In 1925, Otto Vogel became head coach of the Iowa Hawkeyes' baseball program and, except for the three years he spent in the Navy during World War II, stayed in that role for 41 years. He retired from Iowa in 1966 with a career record of 505-431-14.

In his third year as head coach, Vogel led Iowa to its first conference title, finishing in a tie for first place with Illinois. His Hawkeyes teams would win back-to-back Big Ten crowns in 1938 and 1939, as well as championships in 1942 and 1949.

Vogel is a member of the Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame and served as ABCA president in 1953.