Walter Steffen (October 9, 1886 – March 9, 1937) was an American football player and coach. He emerged on the national scene as a high school quarterback, leading his Chicago North Division team to an intersectional championship over Brooklyn Boys by a score of 75–0 that ended after three quarters because of darkness. Steffen and his team helped introduce the more open style of play that prevailed in the Midwest. He played college football as a quarterback at the University of Chicago from 1906 to 1908 and was a two-time All-American selection. Steffen served as the head football coach at the Carnegie Institute of Technology—now known as Carnegie Mellon University–from 1914 to 1932, compiling a record of 88–53–8. He was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame as a player in 1969.
Head coaching record
|Carnegie Tech Tartans (Independent) (1914–1932)|
|1918||No team—World War I|