Bill Michael

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For the Scottish footballer, see Bill Michael (footballer).
Bill Michael
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1935-02-28) February 28, 1935 (age 79)
Blytheville, Arkansas
Alma mater Arkansas
Playing career
1956–1958 Arkansas
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1964–1966
1967–1968
1969–1972
1977–1981
1982
1986
1991
1992–1993
1994
1995–1997
1998–1999
2000
UTEP (DC)
Oklahoma (DE)
Oklahoma (OL)
UTEP
South Carolina (DL)
Texas (LB)
Southern Miss (DL)
Oklahoma State (assistant)
North Texas (DC)
North Texas (asst. HC)
North Texas (DC)
North Texas (OL/TE)
Head coaching record
Overall 5–43
Statistics
College Football Data Warehouse

Bill Michael (born February 28, 1935) was the head football coach at UTEP from 1977 to 1981, serving as the school's seventeenth head coach. He compiled a 5-43 (.104) record,[1] which eventually led to his firing in 1981.[2] He lost 10 consecutive games twice, in periods from 1977 to 1978 and 1979 to 1980.[3]

He has also coached at his alma mater University of Arkansas.[citation needed] He coached at Oklahoma.[4] During his three seasons there, the team compiled a 43-6-1 record, including two Sugar Bowl championships.[citation needed] He served as a defensive coach at the University of South Carolina starting in 1982.[5]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
UTEP Miners (Western Athletic Conference) (1977–1981)
1977 UTEP 1–10
1978 UTEP 1–11
1979 UTEP 2–9
1980 UTEP 1–11
1981 UTEP 0–2*
UTEP: 5–43 *Alton coached the remainder of the season.
Total: 5–43
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title

References[edit]

  1. ^ UTEP 2010 Football Record Book (PDF). University of Texas at El Paso. 2010. p. 61. Retrieved 2011-01-25. 
  2. ^ "Alton Out, Yung In As UTEP's Coach". Observer-Reporter. 1981-12-16. Retrieved 2011-01-25. 
  3. ^ UTEP 2010 Football Record Book (PDF). University of Texas at El Paso. 2010. pp. 67–68. Retrieved 2011-01-25. 
  4. ^ "Bill Michael Will Coach Sooner Line". The Telegraph-Herald. Associated Press. 1968-12-22. Retrieved 2011-01-25. 
  5. ^ "Morrison Adds Assistants". The Sumter Daily Item. Associated Press. 1982-12-16. Retrieved 2011-01-25.