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, United States
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
UC Davis
Loyola Los Angeles


Texas A&M
TCU
UC Davis
Head coaching record
Overall 58–45–7 (football)
67–56 (basketball)
Statistics
College Football Data Warehouse
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
Basketball
1 SWC (1920)

William Lloyd "Billy" Driver was an American football and basketball coach. He served as the head football coach at Washburn University, the University of Mississippi, Texas Christian University, the University of California, Davis, and Loyola College of Los Angeles, now Loyola Marymount University, compiling a career college football record of 58–45–7. Driver was also the head basketball coach at Texas A&M University, Texas Christian, and UC Davis, 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]

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