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William C. Kenyon
File:William C. Kenyon.png
Kenyon pictured in The Prism 1943, Maine yearbook
Sport(s)Football
Biographical details
Born(1898-12-05)December 5, 1898
Manchester, New Hampshire
DiedMay 6, 1951(1951-05-06) (aged 52)
Bangor, Maine
Playing career
Position(s)End, fullback, tailback (football)
Head coaching record
Overall4–11 (football)
33–51 (basketball)
67–111–2 (baseball)

William Curtis Kenyon (December 5, 1898 – May 6, 1951) was an American football and baseball player and coach of football, basketball, and baseball. He served as the head football coach at the University of Maine in 1942 and from 1944 to 1945, compiling a record of 4–11. Kenyon also the head coach of the basketball team at Maine from 1935 to 1943 and again in 1944–45, and the head coach of the baseball team at the school from 1936 to 1943 and again from 1945 to 1949. Kenyon played college football at Georgetown University from 1919 to 1922 and in the National Football League with the New York Giants in 1925. He also played baseball at Georgetown and was inducted into the university's Athletic Hall of Fame in 1927.[1] Kenyon died on May 6, 1951 at a hospital in Bangor, Maine.[2]

Head coaching recordEdit

FootballEdit

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Maine Black Bears (Maine Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1942)
1942 Maine 2–4
Maine Black Bears (Maine Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1944–1945)
1944 Maine 2–2
1945 Maine 0–5
Maine: 4–11
Total: 4–11
Indicates BCS bowl, Bowl Alliance or Bowl Coalition game.

BaseballEdit

Below is a table of Kenyon's yearly records as a collegiate head baseball coach.[3]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Maine Black Bears (1936)
1936 Maine 6–6
Maine Black Bears (New England Conference) (1937–1943)
1937 Maine 9–5–1 3–3 2nd
1938 Maine 11–7 6–2 1st
1939 Maine 4–13 0–8 5th
1940 Maine 5–11 1–6 5th
1941 Maine 4–12 1–6 5th
1942 Maine 6–8 3–5 T–3rd
1943 Maine 4–8 3–5 4th
Maine Black Bears (1945–1948)
1945 Maine 2–7
1946 Maine 3–8
1947 Maine 7–6
1948 Maine 2–9–1
Maine Black Bears (Yankee Conference) (1949)
1949 Maine 4–11 1–4 5th
Maine: 67–111–2 18–39
Total: 67–111–2

      National champion         Conference regular season champion         Conference tournament champion
      Conference regular season and conference tournament champion       Conference division champion

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Athletic Hall of Fame". Georgetown University Official Athletic Site. CBS Interactive. http://www.guhoyas.com/hallfame/gu-hallfame-list.html. Retrieved July 14, 2011.
  2. "William C. Kenyon". The New York Times. Associated Press. May 7, 1951. https://timesmachine.nytimes.com/timesmachine/1951/05/07/87255638.pdf. Retrieved July 14, 2011.
  3. "Baseball". Archived from the original on June 20, 2014. https://www.webcitation.org/6QTxpj2eU. Retrieved June 20, 2014.

External linksEdit

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