William Penn Bates
1903 W. P. Bates Auburn football head coach.jpg
William Penn Bates at Auburn in 1903
Playing career
1898–1901Brown University
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Auburn University
Franklin & Marshall
Head coaching record
Overall8–19 (.296)
College Football Data Warehouse

William Penn Bates was an American football player and coach in the United States. He played fullback at Brown University for four years, including as captain in 1901.[1][2]

Coaching careerEdit

After graduating in 1902, William Penn Bates was first the head college football coach for the 1903 Auburn Tigers football team. His team compiled a record of 4 wins and 3 losses.[3]

The following year he become the head coach for the Franklin & Marshall Diplomats located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He held that position for the 1904 and 1905 seasons.[4] His coaching record at Franklin & Marshall was 4 wins and 16 losses. As of the conclusion of the 2010 season, this ranks him #25 at Franklin & Marshall in total wins and #36 at the school in winning percentage (.200).[5]

References Edit

  1. "The Dartmouth". Hanover, NH: The Dartmouth Press. 21 September 1900. pp. 230. Retrieved 23 January 2013.
  2. Thacher Howland Guild; Walter Louis Frost; Robert Irving Steere et al., eds. (1901). "Liber Brunensis". Springfield, MA: Brown University. pp. 215. Retrieved 23 January 2013.
  3. George Dunglinson, Jr.; John McDuffie, Jr.; W. M. Wilson et al., eds. (1904). "Glomerata". Auburn, AL: Alabama Polytechnic Institute. p. 175. Retrieved 23 January 2013.
  4. Shafer, Ian. "Franklin & Marshall College (All seasons results)". College Football Reference. Retrieved April 9, 2011.
  5. DeLassus, David. "Franklin & Marshall Coaching Records". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved April 9, 2011.

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