Bill Ordway
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Sport(s)Football, basketball, baseball
Biographical details
Born(1917-05-08)May 8, 1917
Mandan, North Dakota
DiedSeptember 7, 1999(1999-09-07) (aged 82)
Arlington, Texas
Playing career
Head coaching record
Overall5–11 (college football)
26–51 (college basketball)
26–21 (college baseball)

Allan William Ordway (May 8, 1917 – September 7, 1999) was an American gridiron football player and coach of football, basketball, and baseball. He served as the head football coach at Jamestown College—now known as the University of Jamestown—in Jamestown, North Dakota from 1949 to 1950 seasons, compiling a record of 5–11.[1]

Ordway played football for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League (CFL) in the early 1940s.[2]

He died of a rare lung disease, pseudomonas, in 1999. He had been in declining health in the recent years leading up to his death. He was cremated with his ashes scattered at a park.

Head coaching recordEdit

College footballEdit

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Jamestown Jimmies (North Dakota College Athletic Conference) (1949–1950)
1949 Jamestown 3–5
1950 Jamestown 2–6
Jamestown: 5–11
Total: 5–11
Indicates BCS bowl, Bowl Alliance or Bowl Coalition game.


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