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For the player born 1901, see Bill Mallory (American football, born 1901).
Bill Mallory
Sport(s)Football
Biographical details
Born(1935-05-30)May 30, 1935
Sandusky, Ohio
DiedMay 25, 2018(2018-05-25) (aged 82)
Bloomington, Indiana
Playing career
Position(s)End
Head coaching record
Overall168–129–4
Bowls4–6
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
2 MAC (1973, 1983)
1 Big Eight (1976)
Awards
2x MAC Coach of the Year (1973, 1983)
2x Big Ten Coach of the Year (1986–1987)

William Guy Mallory (May 30, 1935 – May 25, 2018) was an American football player and coach. He served as the head football coach at Miami University (1969–1973), the University of Colorado at Boulder (1974–1978), Northern Illinois University (1980–1983), and Indiana University (1984–1996), compiling a career college football record of 168–129–4.

Playing careerEdit

Mallory played football at Miami University for coaches Ara Parseghian and John Pont.

Coaching careerEdit

Mallory is the Indiana Hoosiers' winningest football coach, having compiled a 69–77–3 record. Before taking over the head coaching reins at Indiana in 1984, Mallory coached three other schools to national prominence. While compiling a 168–129–4 career record, Mallory became one of only a handful of coaches in history to guide three different programs to top 20 finishes in national polls. In 1987, Mallory became the first coach to be awarded back-to-back Big Ten coach-of-the-year honors. While at Indiana, Mallory led the Hoosiers to six bowl games including victories in the 1988 Liberty Bowl, and the 1991 Copper Bowl. He also led IU to a top 20 ranking in 1987 and 1988.

Early in his coaching career, Mallory served as assistant to Woody Hayes at Ohio State University, Carmen Cozza at Yale University and Doyt Perry at Bowling Green State University.

Mallory is a member of Miami University's Cradle of Coaches. He is also a member of the Athletic Halls of Fame at Miami University and Indiana University, the Mid-American Conference,[1] the Indiana Football Hall of Fame and the Phi Kappa Tau Hall of Fame.

Mallory was the 15th head college football coach for the Northern Illinois University Huskies located in DeKalb, Illinois and he held that position for four seasons, from 1980 until 1983. He coached the Huskies to victory in the 1983 California Bowl, the school's first major bowl game appearance. Mallory's career coaching record at Northern Illinois was 25 wins, 19 losses, and 0 ties. This ranks him sixth at Northern Illinois in total wins and seventh at NIU in winning percentage.[2]

DeathEdit

Mallory died in Bloomington, Indiana, on May 25, 2018, just five days before his 83rd birthday and less than three weeks before his 60th wedding anniversary with his wife Ellie, following brain surgery from a fall on May 22.[3]

Head coaching recordEdit

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs Coaches# AP°
Miami Redskins (Mid-American Conference) (1969–1973)
1969 Miami 7–3 3–3 T–3rd
1970 Miami 7–3 3–2 T–2nd
1971 Miami 7–3 2–3 T–3rd
1972 Miami 7–3 2–3 T–4th
1973 Miami 11–0 5–0 1st W Tangerine 17 15
Miami: 39–12 15–11
Colorado Buffaloes (Big Eight Conference) (1974–1978)
1974 Colorado 5–6 3–4 5th
1975 Colorado 9–3 5–2 3rd L Astro-Bluebonnet 16
1976 Colorado 8–4 5–2 T–1st L Orange 16 16
1977 Colorado 7–3–1 3–3–1 4th
1978 Colorado 6–5 2–5 7th
Colorado: 35–21–1 18–16–1
Northern Illinois Huskies (Mid-American Conference) (1980–1983)
1980 Northern Illinois 7–4 4–3 T–3rd
1981 Northern Illinois 3–8 2–7 9th
1982 Northern Illinois 5–5 5–4 T–5th
1983 Northern Illinois 10–2 8–1 1st W California
Northern Illinois: 25–19 19–15
Indiana Hoosiers (Big Ten Conference) (1984–1996)
1984 Indiana 0–11 0–9 10th
1985 Indiana 4–7 1–7 T–9th
1986 Indiana 6–6 3–5 T–6th L All-American
1987 Indiana 8–4 6–2 T–2nd L Peach 20
1988 Indiana 8–3–1 5–3 5th W Liberty 19 20
1989 Indiana 5–6 3–5 T–6th
1990 Indiana 6–5–1 3–4–1 7th L Peach
1991 Indiana 7–4–1 5–3 T–3rd W Copper
1992 Indiana 5–6 3–5 T–6th
1993 Indiana 8–4 5–3 T–4th L Independence
1994 Indiana 7–4 3–5 T–6th
1995 Indiana 2–9 0–8 11th
1996 Indiana 3–8 1–7 T–9th
Indiana: 69–77–3 39–65–1
Total: 168–129–4
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title
Indicates BCS bowl, Bowl Alliance or Bowl Coalition game. #Rankings from final Coaches' Poll.
°Rankings from final AP Poll.

Coaching treeEdit

Assistant coaches under Mallory who became college head coaches:

ReferencesEdit

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