Bill Strannigan

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Bill Strannigan
Sport(s) Basketball
Biographical details
Born December 1, 1918
Scotland
Died September 7, 1997(1997-09-07) (aged 78)
Playing career
1940-1942 Wyoming
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1950-1954
1954-1959
1959-1973
Colorado State
Iowa State
Wyoming
Head coaching record
Overall 308–289 (.516)
Tournaments NCAA: 0-4 (.000)
NIT: 0-2 (.000)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
MSC Championship (1954)
2x WAC Championships (1967, 1969)
Awards
WAC Coach of the Year (1967)

William "Bill" Matthew Strannigan[1] was a college men's basketball coach . He was the head coach of Colorado State from 1950 to 1954, Iowa State from 1954 to 1959, and Wyoming from 1959 to 1973. He coached his teams to a 308-289 record, winning one Mountain States Conference championship, two Western Athletic Conference championships, two NCAA tournament appearances, and two NIT appearances. He played his college basketball at Wyoming. He was inducted into the Wyoming athletics Hall of Fame in 1994 and the Iowa State athletics Hall of Fame in 2005.[2][3]

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Colorado State Rams (Mountain States Conference) (1950–1954)
1950–51 Colorado State 13-20 6-14 T-5th
1951–52 Colorado State 13-15 3-11 7th
1952–53 Colorado State 12-14 5-9 T-5th
1953–54 Colorado State 22-7 12-2 1st NCAA Sweet Sixteen
Colorado State: 60–56 (.517) 26–36 (.419)
Iowa State Cyclones (Big Eight Conference) (1954–1959)
1954–55 Iowa State 11-10 4-8 6th
1955–56 Iowa State 18-5 8-4 T-2nd
1956–57 Iowa State 16-7 6-6 3rd
1957–58 Iowa State 15-8 8-4 T-2nd
1958–59 Iowa State 9-16 4-10 7th
Iowa State: 69–46 (.600) 30–32 (.484)
Wyoming Cowboys (Mountain States Conference) (1959–1962)
1959–60 Wyoming 5-19 2-12 8th
1960–61 Wyoming 7-18 3-11 T-7th
1961–62 Wyoming 9-17 3-11 T-7th
Wyoming Cowboys (Western Athletic Conference) (1962–1973)
1962–63 Wyoming 11-15 3-7 T-5th
1963–64 Wyoming 12-14 3-7 6th
1964–65 Wyoming 16-10 5-5 T-3rd
1965–66 Wyoming 17-9 5-5 T-3rd
1966–67 Wyoming 15-14 8-2 T-1st NCAA Sweet Sixteen
1967–68 Wyoming 18-9 5-5 T-2nd NIT First Round
1968–69 Wyoming 19-9 6-4 T-1st NIT First Round
1969–70 Wyoming 19-7 9-5 T-2nd
1970–71 Wyoming 10-15 6-8 6th
1971–72 Wyoming 12-14 3-11 8th
1972–73 Wyoming 9-17 4-10 T-7th
Wyoming: 179–187 (.489) 65–103 (.387)
Total: 308–289 (.516)

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

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