David M. Crowton
BYH Championship Coach

Coach David M. Crowton, Brigham Young High School
David M. Crowton

1912 ~ 2006

From 1942 to 1948, David MacGillivary Crowton was a faculty member and coach at Brigham Young High School. He taught Physiology & Eugenics, and he served as Head Coach for Football & Basketball. His 1947-1948 BYH Basketball Team won the Championship for Class B Schools, an amazing feat for such a small school.

David MacGillivary Crowton, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and coach, died February 10, 2006, in Orem, Utah, at the age of 93. He was born March 5, 1912, in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Ernest Alfred Crowton and Jane Lockhead Thompson Crowton.

David attended Utah State University for a time and then graduated with his B.S. from Brigham Young University.

Coach Crowton worked for many years as a teacher and coach, first at BY High [1942 to 1948] and then at BYU, in various positions such as assistant football coach, head baseball coach, and head golf coach.

During World War II, David served at the Topaz Japanese Relocation Center, from 1942-1944, as a teacher and sports director.

In 1959, Crowton received his Master's Degree from BYU. Eventually, David worked as a Timpanogos Golf Pro, retiring in 1984.

He married Louise Harris, August 12, 1932, in Kemmerer, Wyoming. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple. They are the parents of three children. Louise preceded him in death August 11, 2000.

David was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

He was survived by his children: David H. (Dallyne) Crowton [BYH Class of 1952], Torrey, Utah; Richard C. (Ellen) Crowton, Fruitland, Utah; and Cheryl A. (Ron) Buhler, Wendell, Idaho; 15 grandchildren, 33 great- grandchildren, and nine great- great- grandchildren; brother, Ralph (Ruth) Crowton, St. George, Utah; and sister, Euphemia "Fayme" Bowen, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, February 15, 2006, in Provo. Interment, Provo City Cemetery.

Provo Daily Herald, February 12, 2006

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