H. W. Withers

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H. W. Withers
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Withers' senior portrait at Washington & Lee in The Calyx 1906 yearbook
Sport(s) Football, basketball
Biographical details
Born (1884-09-10)September 10, 1884
Abingdon, Virginia
Died June 15, 1949(1949-06-15) (aged 64)[1]
Abingdon, Virginia
Alma mater Washington & Lee University (1906)[2]
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1906
1906–1907
William & Mary (football)
William & Mary (basketball)
Head coaching record
Overall 2–6 (football)
1–4 (basketball)
Statistics

Henry Wilson Withers (September 10, 1884 – June 15, 1949) was an American gymnast[3] who was the head coach of the William & Mary Tribe men's basketball team in 1906–07.[4] He led the team to a 1–4 record, the exact opposite of their inaugural 4–1 campaign.[4]

Withers pictured in the Colonial Echo 1907, William and Mary yearbook

Withers was also William & Mary's head football coach in 1906, finishing 2–6.[5]

Withers died of a heart attack in 1949. At the time of his death, he was working as a hardware merchant in Abingdon.[6]

Head coaching record[edit]

Football[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
William & Mary Orange and White (Independent) (1906)
1906 William & Mary 2–6
William & Mary: 2–6
Total: 2–6

Basketball[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
William & Mary Indians (Independent) (1906–1907)
1906–07 William & Mary 1–4
William & Mary: 1–4
Total: 1–4

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ [2]
  3. ^ [3]
  4. ^ a b William & Mary men's basketball history - Media Guide 2007-08. Accessed March 24, 2008.
  5. ^ William & Mary football history - Media Guide 2007, page 22. Accessed March 26, 2008.
  6. ^ "Henry W. Withers", Kingsport News, Friday, June 17, 1949, Kingsport, Tennessee, United States Of America