W. P. Finney

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W. P. Finney
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Finney during his time at Purdue
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1871-04-14)April 14, 1871
Dana, Indiana
Died March 6, 1954(1954-03-06) (aged 82)
Los Angeles County, California
Alma mater Purdue University (1893)
University of Chicago
Playing career
1890–1893
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Purdue
Chicago
Position(s) Tackle[1]
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1893
1894
Iowa State
Kentucky
Head coaching record
Overall 5–5
Statistics
College Football Data Warehouse

William Porter Finney[2] was the second head football coach for the Iowa State University Cyclones located in Ames, Iowa and he held that position for the 1893 season.[3][4] His career coaching record at Iowa state was 0 wins, 3 losses, and 0 ties. This ranks him 29th at Iowa state in total wins and 29th at Iowa state in winning percentage[5] He also coached at Kentucky in 1894, with a record of 5–2.[6]

He attended Purdue University where he played on the football team from 1890 to 1893.[7] He was the captain of the 1893 team and also won multiple letters in the sport.[8][9]

Finney later relocated to California where he was employed as a railway engineer.[10]

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