Bill Coughlan
Sport(s)Football, track
Biographical details
DiedJuly 5, 1952(1952-07-05)
Chattanooga, Tennessee
Playing career
Position(s)Halfback, quarterback
Accomplishments and honors
Porter Cup (1920)
Sewanee Athletic Hall of Fame
2nd-team All-time Sewanee football team

William M. Coughlan (1899 – July 5, 1952)[1] was an American college football player and track athlete and coach. He played football and ran track at Sewanee: The University of the South and was inducted into the school's sports hall of fame in 2005.[2][3] Coughlan was a halfback and quarterback on the Sewanee Tigers football team and captain of the 1920 squad.[4] He returned an interception 70 yards for a touchdown against Alabama in 1922.[5] He was second-team on the all-time Sewanee football team.[6] Coughlan coached track at the University of Chattanooga in 1930,[7] and later coached at Notre Dame prep.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Tennessee Death Records, 1914-1955," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 25 May 2014), William M. Coughlan, 05 Jul 1952; citing Cemetery, Chattanooga, Hamilton, Tennessee, cn 52-15470, State Library and Archives, Nashville; FHL microfilm 2,372,465.
  3. "Sewanee Athletics".
  4. "The ATO Palm". ATO. 1 January 1922.
  6. "Lettermen". Sewanee Alumni News: 14-18. 1949.
  7. Govan, Gilbert Eaton; Livingood, James Weston (1 January 1947). "The University of Chattanooga: Sixty Years". University of Chattanooga.

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