Iowa finished the 1910 season 5-2, including a loss to Missouri. Before traveling for the game, Hawley was warned to leave talented tail back Archie Alexander (a black player) at home due to fears of similar troubles experienced by Iowa’s first black player Frank Holbrook also against Missouri. Hawley agreed. The unsportsmanlike treatment of Hawkeye players by the Missouri fans was so bad that Hawley vowed Iowa would never play Missouri as long as he was coach. The two teams wouldn’t meet again until the 2010 Insight Bowl.
Hawley only lived and coached in Iowa City during the season which fans were uncomfortable with. Many felt the program needed a “full-time” coach. As a result, Hawley resigned after the 1915 season. He finished with a 24-18 record at Iowa. He’s known as a brilliant offensive mind who guided Iowa to some of the most lopsided wins in school history. Along with being a head coach, Hawley was also an inventor and founded Hawley products. In 1935, Hawley invented a tropical shaped, pressed fiber sun helmet that was adopted in 1940 by the United States military. About 250,000 units were produced during World War II by Hawley Products Company.
After Iowa, Hawley wanted to spend more time with his investment business, so he moved back to Hanover, home to Dartmouth. In 1923, Dartmouth needed a head coach and Hawley took the position and held it for six years. Given the success of his business, he volunteered to coach Dartmouth for free. From 1923 to 1926, Dartmouth didn’t lose a game. In 1925, Hawley led Dartmouth to an 8-0 record for which they claim a national championship. Aside from the two national championships claimed in the 1930’s by Princeton coach Fitz Crisler, which only some recognized at the time, the Dartmouth’s 1925 championship is considered the last claimed by an Ivy League school.