William L. Driver

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William L. Driver
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Driver at Washburn, c. 1912
Sport(s) Football, basketball
Biographical details
Born (1883-11-07)November 7, 1883
Missouri
Died November 29, 1941(1941-11-29) (aged 58)
Tulare County, California
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Football
1911–1912
1913–1914
1920–1921
1923–1927
1929

Basketball
1917–1920
1920–1922
1923–1927

Washburn
Ole Miss
TCU
Northern Branch Agriculture
Loyola Los Angeles


Texas A&M
TCU
Northern Branch Agriculture
Head coaching record
Overall 58–45–7 (football)
67–56 (basketball)
Bowls 0–1
Statistics
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
Football
1 TIAA (1920)

Basketball
1 SWC (1920)

William Lloyd "Billy" Driver (November 7, 1883 – November 29, 1941) was an American football and basketball coach. He served as the head football coach at Washburn University from 1911 to 1912, at the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) from 1913 to 1914, at Texas Christian University (TCU) from 1920 to 1921, at the Northern Branch of the College of Agriculture—now University of California, Davis—from 1923 to 1917, and at Loyola College of Los Angeles—now Loyola Marymount University—in 1929, compiling a career college football record of 58–45–7. Driver was also the head basketball coach at Texas A&M University, TCU, and Northern Branch Agriculture, tallying a career college basketball mark of 67–56. He was born in Missouri in 1883.[1]

Coaching career[edit]

At Washburn, Driver was the 12th head football coach and he held that position for two seasons, from 1911 until 1912. His overall coaching record was 8–8–1. This ranks him 17th in terms of total wins and 19th in terms of winning percentage.[2]

From 1913 to 1914, he coached at Mississippi, where he compiled an 11–7–2 record. From 1920 to 1921, he coached at TCU, where he compiled a 15–4–1 season. That total included a 9–1 season in 1920. From 1923 to 1927, he coached at UC Davis and compiled an 18–23–3 record.

Between 1917 and 1920 he coached basketball at Texas A&M where he compiled an overall record of 42–13.[3] In 1919–20, his team won the Southwest Conference championship.

He died in California in 1941.[4]

Head coaching record[edit]

Football[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Washburn Ichabods (Kansas College Athletic Conference) (1911–1912)
1911 Washburn 3–4–2
1912 Washburn 5–3
Washburn: 8–8–1
Ole Miss Rebels (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1913–1914)
1913 Ole Miss 6–3–1
1914 Ole Miss 5–4–1
Ole Miss: 11–7–2
TCU Horned Frogs (Texas Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1920)
1920 TCU 9–1 1st L Fort Worth Classic
TCU Horned Frogs (Independent) (1922)
1921 TCU 6–3–1
TCU: 14–4–1
Northern Branch Agriculture Aggies (Independent) (1923–1924)
1923 Northern Branch Agriculture 2–7
1924 Northern Branch Agriculture 5–4–1
Northern Branch Agriculture Aggies (Far Western Conference) (1925–1927)
1925 Northern Branch Agriculture 5–3 2–2 3rd
1926 Northern Branch Agriculture 2–6–1 0–4 5th
1927 Northern Branch Agriculture 4–3–1 2–1 2nd
Northern Branch Agriculture: 18–23–3 4–7
Loyola Los Angeles Lions (Independent) (1929)
1929 Loyola Los Angeles 6–3
Loyola Los Angeles: 6–3
Total: 58–45–7

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