Billy Tohill

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Billy Tohill
Sport(s) Football
Current position
Team Mississippi State
Biographical details
Born 1939
Batesville, Mississippi
Playing career
1958–1960 Mississippi State
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1971–1973 TCU
Head coaching record
Overall 11–15
Bowls 1–0
College Football Data Warehouse
Accomplishments and honors
WFL World Bowl 1 December 5, 1974

Billy Tohill (born 1939 in Batesville, Mississippi)[1] is a former American football coach. He served as head coach at Texas Christian University from 1971-73.[1][2]

A native of Batesville, Mississippi, Tohill played at Mississippi State University from 1958–60, where he was awarded letters in 1959 and 1960.[1] He served as an assistant at TCU before taking over as head coach for Jim Pittman, who died midway through the 1971 season.[3][4] Seventeen months after replacing Pittman, Tohill had a serious automobile accident that nearly killed him and left him with a prosthetic foot.[3][4] Tohill compiled an 11–15 record overall at TCU. He was fired after the 1973 season. In 1974, Tohill became part of the recruiting team and the coach of the Defensive Backs[5] for the WFL Birmingham Americans.[6] One of his final coaching jobs was at Pelham High School in Alabama, where in 1986 he coached the Panthers in their first winning season ever. Tohill lives in Hoover, Alabama.[1]


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  3. ^ a b Sherrington, Kevin (18 September 2010). "TCU's tradition was tragedy". Dallas Morning News Sports Day. Retrieved 25 September 2010. 
  4. ^ a b Jenkins, Dan (5 August 2008). "Purple Reign". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 25 December 2010. 
  5. ^ "World Foodball League 1974 WFL Teams". World Football League Website. Retrieved 25 December 2010. 
  6. ^ "Birmingham Americans-1974". HelmetHut. Retrieved 25 December 2010.