William Herschel Bobo
Sport(s)Football, basketball, baseball
Biographical details
Born(1896-01-16)January 16, 1896
Austin, Mississippi
DiedFebruary 18, 1975(1975-02-18) (aged 79)
Jackson, Mississippi
Playing career
Position(s)Quarterback (football)
Third baseman (baseball)
Head coaching record
Overall9–17–4 (football)
31–17–1 (basketball)
19–10–1 (baseball)
Accomplishments and honors
All-Southern (1917)

William Herschel Bobo (January 16, 1896 – February 18, 1975) was a minor league baseball player and an American football, basketball, and baseball coach.[1] He served as the head football coach at Mississippi State Teachers College—now known as the University of Southern Mississippi—from 1924 to 1927, compiling a record of 9–17–4.[2] Bobo was also the head basketball coach at Mississippi State Teachers from 1924 to 1928, tallying a mark of 31–17–1, and the school's head baseball from 1925 to 1928, amassing a record of 19–10–1.[3]

Bobo was a native of Clarksdale, Mississippi. He died on February 18, 1975, at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson, Mississippi.[4]

Head coaching recordEdit


Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Mississippi State Teachers Yellow Jackets (Independent) (1924–1927)
1924 Mississippi State Teachers 3–3–2
1925 Mississippi State Teachers 0–6
1926 Mississippi State Teachers 3–4–1
1927 Mississippi State Teachers 3–4–1
Mississippi State Teachers: 9–17–4
Total: 9–17–4
Indicates BCS bowl, Bowl Alliance or Bowl Coalition game.


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