Kern pictured in The Monticola 1941, West Virginia yearbook
September 2, 1906|
|Died||April 5, 1985(aged 78)|
Green Bay Packers
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|Head coaching record|
College Football Data Warehouse
|Accomplishments and honors|
AFCA Coach of the Year (1938)
|Date of birth:||September 2, 1906|
|Place of birth:||Kingston, Pennsylvania|
|Date of death:||April 5, 1985(aged 78)|
|Height:||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight:||187 lb (85 kg)|
|High school:||Wyoming Seminary (Kingston, PA)|
|1929–1930||Green Bay Packers|
|Playing stats at|
William Franklin "Bill" Kern (September 2, 1906 – April 5, 1985) was an American football player and coach. He played college football as a tackle at the University of Pittsburgh in 1925 and 1927 and then with the Green Bay Packers of the NFL in 1929 and 1930. Kern served as the head football coach at the Carnegie Institute of Technology from 1937 to 1939 and at West Virginia University from 1940 to 1942 and again in 1946 and 1947, compiling a career record of 36–35–2. In 1938, he led the Carnegie Tech Tartans to the Sugar Bowl, where they lost to the national champion TCU Horned Frogs, 15–7.
Head coaching record
|Carnegie Tech Tartans () (1937–1939)|
|1938||Carnegie Tech||7–2||L Sugar||6|
|West Virginia Mountaineers (Independent) (1940–1942)|
|West Virginia Mountaineers (Independent) (1946–1947)|
|#Rankings from final AP Poll.|
- Borghetti, E.J.; Nestor, Mendy; Welsh, Celeste, eds. (2008). 2008 Pitt Football Media Guide. Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh. p. 158.
- "Bill Kern Statistics". Pro Football Reference. Archived from the original on 7 December 2008. Retrieved January 2, 2009.
- AP (November 26, 1947). "Kern Resigns as West Virginia Coach". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved December 29, 2010.