William H. Wood

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Not to be confused with Bill Wood (American football).
William H. Wood
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Sport(s) Football, basketball, baseball
Biographical details
Born c. 1900
Waterbury, Connecticut
Died June 7, 1988 (aged 87)
Easton, Maryland
Playing career
Football
1921–1924

Basketball
1921–1925

Baseball
1922–1925

Army


Army


Army
Position(s) Fullback (football)
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Football
1925–1928
1932–1938
1938–1940

Army (assistant)
Army (assistant)
Army
Head coaching record
Overall 12–13–3
Statistics
College Football Data Warehouse

William H. "Bill" Wood (c. 1900 – June 7, 1988) was an American football, basketball, and baseball player, coach of football, and United States Army officer. He served as the head football coach at the United States Military Academy from 1938 to 1940, compiling a record of 12–13–3. Wood was born in Waterbury, Connecticut and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. He attended Johns Hopkins University before transferring to West Point, where he lettered in three sports and graduated in 1925. Serving in China and Europe during World War II, Wood was chief of staff of the 13th Armored Division. He retired from the Army in 1956 after rising to the rank of brigadier general. Wood died at the age of 87 on June 7, 1988 at the William Hill Health Care Center in Easton, Maryland. He had been stricken with Alzheimer's disease.[1]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Army Cadets (NCAA University Division Independent) (1938–1940)
1938 Army 8–2
1939 Army 3–4–2
1940 Army 1–7–1
Army: 12–13–3
Total: 12–13–3

References[edit]

  1. ^ AP (June 10, 1988). "Former Army football coach Wood dies". The Evening News. Retrieved August 12, 2011. 

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