Bill Warner
File:Bill Warner University of North Carolina.jpg
Warner pictured in Yackety Yak 1906, UNC yearbook
Biographical details
Born(1881-01-24)January 24, 1881
Springville, New York
DiedFebruary 12, 1944(1944-02-12) (aged 63)
Portland, Oregon
Playing career
Head coaching record
Overall25–15–5 (college, excluding Saint Louis)
College Football Hall of Fame
Inducted in 1971 (profile)

William J. Warner (January 24, 1881 – February 2, 1944) was an American football player and coach. Warner graduated from Cornell University in 1903 and was a member of the Sphinx Head Society. He was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1971.

Following his playing career at Cornell University, Warner was the head football coach at Cornell University, the University of North Carolina, Colgate University, St. Louis University, and the University of Oregon. He also coach football at Sherman Institute—now known as Sherman Indian High School—in Riverside, California.[1]

Warner was the brother of famed football coach Pop Warner. In 1902, Bill and Glenn both played pro football for the Syracuse Athletic Club during the first World Series of Football, held at Madison Square Garden. It was during this event, that Warner played in the very first professional indoor football game as his Syracuse squad upset the heavily favored "New York" team. While Glenn was injured during the event with a head injury, Bill and the rest of the Syracuse team went on to win the event.

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