J. Wilder Tasker

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J. Wilder Tasker
J. Wilder Tasker.jpg
Tasker pictured in The Colonial Echo 1924, William & Mary yearbook
Sport(s) Football, basketball, baseball
Biographical details
Born (1887-06-25)June 25, 1887
Richmond, Maine
Died March 14, 1974(1974-03-14) (aged 86)
Kilmarnock, Virginia
Playing career
Football
1907–1911
1912–1913

Syracuse
Union (NY)
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Football
1921–1922
1924–1927
1931–1937

Basketball
1921–1922
1923–1928

Baseball
1922–1923
1924–1928
1932–1937

Connecticut
William & Mary
Rutgers


Connecticut
William & Mary


Connecticut
William & Mary
Rutgers
Head coaching record
Overall 67–52–11 (football)
64–49 (basketball)
88–108–4 (baseball)
Statistics
College Football Data Warehouse
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
Football
Middle Three (1932–1935)

Joshua Wilder Tasker (June 25, 1887 – March 14, 1974) was an American football, basketball, and baseball coach. He served as the head football coach at the University of Connecticut (1921–1922), the College of William & Mary (1923–1927), and Rutgers University (1931–1937), compiling a career college football record of 67–52–11.[1][2][3] Wilder was also the head basketball coach at Connecticut during the 1921–22 season and at William & Mary from 1923 to 1928, tallying a career college basketball mark of 64–49. In addition he served as the head baseball coach at Connecticut (1922–1923), William & Mary (1924–1928), and Rutgers (1932–1937), amassing a career college baseball record of 88–108–4.

Coaching career[edit]

Tasker was the head coach for the William & Mary Tribe men's basketball team from 1923 to 1928.[4] He led the program to a 50–39 record during his five years as coach (a .561 win percentage).[4]

Head coaching record[edit]

Football[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Connecticut Aggies (Athletic League of New England State Colleges) (1921–1922)
1921 Connecticut 3–2–3
1922 Connecticut 2–6–1
Connecticut: 5–8–4
William & Mary Indians (Independent) (1923–1927)
1923 William & Mary 7–3
1924 William & Mary 5–2–1
1925 William & Mary 7–4
1926 William & Mary 7–3
1927 William & Mary 4–5–1
William and Mary: 30–17–2
Rutgers Scarlet Knights (Middle Three Conference) (1931–1937)
1931 Rutgers 4–3–1 1–1 2nd
1932 Rutgers 6–3–1 2–0 1st
1933 Rutgers 6–3–1 2–0 1st
1934 Rutgers 5–3–1 2–0 1st
1935 Rutgers 4–5 2–0 1st
1936 Rutgers 1–6–1 0–1 T–2nd
1937 Rutgers 5–4 1–1 2nd
Rutgers: 31–27–5 10–3
Total: 66–52–11
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title

References[edit]

  1. ^ Connecticut Huskies football media guide, page 7. Accessed March 26, 2008.
  2. ^ Rutgers Football - Coaches Records. Accessed March 26, 2008.
  3. ^ William & Mary football history - Media Guide 2007, page 22. Accessed March 26, 2008.
  4. ^ a b William & Mary men's basketball history - Media Guide 2007-08. Accessed March 24, 2008.

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