W. C. Raftery

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W. C. Raftery
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Raftery pictured in Bomb 1937, Virginia Military Institute yearbook
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1887-07-28)July 28, 1887
Worcester, Massachusetts
Died July 2, 1965(1965-07-02) (aged 78)
Ashland, Virginia
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Football
1927–1936

Basketball
1913–1914,
1922–1934

VMI


VMI
Head coaching record
Overall 38-55-5 (football)
68–112 (basketball)
Statistics
College Football Data Warehouse

William Caulfield "Bill" Raftery (July 28, 1887 – July 2, 1965) was the 17th head football coach for the Virginia Military Institute Keydets located in Lexington, Virginia and he held that position for ten seasons, from 1927 until 1936. He was born in Worcester, Massachusetts.[1] His career coaching record at VMI was 38–55–5. This ranks him fifth at VMI in total wins and 19th at VMI in winning percentage.[2]

Raftery had entered the pharmaceutical business in Ashland, Virginia in 1948, retiring in 1960. He died at his home in Ashland, Virginia in 1965. He was buried in Lexington, Virginia.[3]

Head coaching record[edit]

Football[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
VMI Keydets (Southern Conference) (1927–1936)
1927 VMI 6–4 2–4 16th
1928 VMI 5–3–2 2–3–1 15th
1929 VMI 8–2 4–2 7th
1930 VMI 3–6 0–5 23rd
1931 VMI 3–6–1 2–4 17th
1932 VMI 2–8 1–4 18th
1933 VMI 2–7–1 2–1–1 4th
1934 VMI 1–8 0–5 10th
1935 VMI 2–7–1 0–3–1 10th
1936 VMI 6–4 5–2 4th
VMI: 38–55–5 18–33–3
Total: 38–55–5
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title

[4]

Basketball[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
VMI Keydets (Independent) (1913–1914, 1922–1925)
1913–14 VMI 6–6
1922–23 VMI 8–6
1923–24 VMI 9–5
1924–25 VMI 6–5
VMI Keydets (Southern Conference) (1925–1934)
1925–26 VMI 7–8 3–5 13th
1926–27 VMI 3–12 0–7 21st
1927–28 VMI 7–6 5–5 13th
1928–29 VMI 6–7 1–7 22nd
1929–30 VMI 4–10 2–6 17th
1930–31 VMI 4–12 2–8 20th
1931–32 VMI 0–14 0–9 23rd
1932–33 VMI 4–11 2–8 8th
1933–34 VMI 4–10 3–6 7th
VMI: 68–112 18–61
Total: 68–112

      National champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ Virginia Military Institute Coaching Records
  3. ^ "W. C. Raftery, Ex-Athlete, Coach, Dies", Charleston Daily Mail, Tuesday, July 06, 1965, Charleston, West Virginia, United States Of America
  4. ^ 2013 VMI Football Fact Book
  5. ^ 2013–14 VMI Basketball Fact Book