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Bill Edwards
File:Bill Edwards.jpg
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1905-06-21)June 21, 1905
Massillon, Ohio
Died June 12, 1987(1987-06-12) (aged 81)
Springfield, Ohio
Playing career
1929 Wittenberg
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1931
1932–1933
1934
1935–1940
1941–1942
1949–1952
1953–1954
1955–1968
Springfield HS (OH) (assistant)
Fostoria HS (OH)
Western Reserve (assistant)
Western Reserve
Detroit Lions
Vanderbilt
North Carolina (assistant)
Wittenberg
Head coaching record
Overall 168–45–8 (college)
4–9–1 (NFL)
Bowls 1–0
Statistics
College Football Data Warehouse
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
5 OAC (1958, 1961–1964)
Awards
2x AFCA College Division COY (1962–1963)
College Football Hall of Fame
Inducted in 1986 (profile)

William Miller "Bill" Edwards (June 21, 1905 – June 12, 1987) was an American football player and coach. He served as the head football coach at Western Reserve University (1935–1940), Vanderbilt University (1949–1952), and Wittenberg University (1955–1968), compiling a career college football record of 168–45–8. Edwards also coached the Detroit Lions of the National Football League from 1941 to 1942, tallying a mark of 4–9–1. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a coach in 1986. Steve Belichick, father of Bill Belichick, played for him at Western Reserve and with the Lions, and coached with him at Vanderbilt. Edwards was the godfather of Bill.

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Head coaching recordEdit

CollegeEdit

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Western Reserve Red Cats () (1935–1940)
1935 Western Reserve 9–0–1
1936 Western Reserve 10–0
1937 Western Reserve 8–2
1938 Western Reserve 9–0
1939 Western Reserve 5–3–1
1940 Western Reserve 8–1 W Sun
Western Reserve: 49–6–2
Vanderbilt Commodores (Southeastern Conference) (1949–1952)
1949 Vanderbilt 5–5 4–4 7th
1950 Vanderbilt 7–4 3–4 7th
1951 Vanderbilt 6–5 3–5 T–7th
1952 Vanderbilt 3–5–2 1–4–1 11th
Vanderbilt: 21–19–2 11–17–1
Wittenberg Tigers (Ohio Athletic Conference) (1955–1968)
1955 Wittenberg 4–3–2 3–3–2 T–7th
1956 Wittenberg 5–2–1 5–2–1 T–4th
1957 Wittenberg 7–2 6–1 2nd
1958 Wittenberg 8–1 6–0 1st
1959 Wittenberg 5–3 5–3 6th
1960 Wittenberg 8–1 5–1 T–3rd
1961 Wittenberg 8–1 6–0 1st
1962 Wittenberg 9–0 6–0 1st
1963 Wittenberg 8–0–1 6–0–1 1st
1964 Wittenberg 8–0 7–0 1st
1965 Wittenberg 6–2 4–1 T–2nd
1966 Wittenberg 8–1 4–0 2nd
1967 Wittenberg 8–1 3–1 T–4th
1968 Wittenberg 6–3 3–2 6th
Wittenberg: 98–20–4 70–14–4
Total: 168–45–8
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title

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