Bill Pace
Sport(s)Football
Biographical details
Born(1932-02-14)February 14, 1932
Douthat, Oklahoma[1]
DiedMay 14, 1990(1990-05-14) (aged 58)
Nashville, Tennessee
Playing career
Position(s)Quarterback
Head coaching record
Overall22–38–3

Bill Pace (February 14, 1932 – May 14, 1990)[2] was an American football player and coach. He served as the head football coach at Vanderbilt University from 1967 to 1972, compiling a record of 22–38–3. Pace also served as the athletic director at Vanderbilt from January 1, 1971 until he resigned on January 15, 1973. Pace later served as an assistant coach with the New England Patriots in 1973. Beginning in 1974, Pace served as offensive coordinator under Vince Dooley at the University of Georgia installing the veer offense. Pace ended his coaching career as the assistant head coach and quarterbacks coach for Johnny Majors at the University of Tennessee in the 1980 and 1981.

Head coaching record[edit | edit source]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Vanderbilt Commodores (Southeastern Conference) (1967–1972)
1967 Vanderbilt 2–7–1 0–5 9th
1968 Vanderbilt 5–4–1 1–3–1 8th
1969 Vanderbilt 4–6 2–3 7th
1970 Vanderbilt 4–7 1–5 9th
1971 Vanderbilt 4–6–1 1–5 7th
1972 Vanderbilt 3–8 0–6 10th
Vanderbilt: 22–38–3 5–27–1
Total: 22–38–3
Indicates BCS bowl, Bowl Alliance or Bowl Coalition game.

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