Bill Tate (American football)

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Bill Tate
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born c. 1932
Mattoon, Illinois
Playing career
1950–1952 Illinois
Position(s) Fullback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Illinois (assistant)
Wake Forest
Head coaching record
Overall 17–32–1
College Football Data Warehouse
Accomplishments and honors
ACC Coach of the Year (1964)

William L. Tate (born c. 1932) is a former American football player and coach. He served as the head football coach at Wake Forest University from 1964 to 1968, compiling a record of 17–32–1. Tate is a graduate of Mattoon High School in Mattoon, Illinois. Tate played college football as a fullback at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign from 1950 to 1952. He was the MVP of the 1952 Rose Bowl, rushing for 150 yards on 20 carries with two touchdowns as Illinois defeated Stanford, 40–7.

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Wake Forest Demon Deacons (Atlantic Coast Conference) (1964–1968)
1964 Wake Forest 5–5 4–3 T–3rd
1965 Wake Forest 3–7 2–4 7th
1966 Wake Forest 3–7 2–4 6th
1967 Wake Forest 4–6 3–4 5th
1968 Wake Forest 2–7–1 2–3–1 6th
Wake Forest: 17–32–1 13–18–1
Total: 17–32–1


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