Alexander F. Bell

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Alexander F. Bell
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born c. 1915
Died February 3, 1986
Playing career
1935–1937 Villanova
Position(s) End
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1940 Loyola Marymount (assistant)
1944 Delone Catholic HS (PA)
1951–1953 Villanova (line)
1957–1959 Harvard (ends)
1960–1966 Villanova
Head coaching record
Overall 35–30 (college)
Bowls 1–1

Alexander F. Bell (c. 1915 – February 3, 1986, born Alexander Frank Belli) was an American football player and coach. He served as the head football coach at Villanova University from 1960 to 1966. He compiled a record of 35–30 and took the Wildcats to two bowl games—the 1961 Sun Bowl and 1962 Liberty Bowl. Villanova won the Sun Bowl, 17–9, over Wichita State, but lost the Liberty Bowl, 6–0, against Oregon State.


Bell was a native of New Kensington, Pennsylvania.[1] He played college football at Villanova from 1935 to 1937 as an end. Three years later he played for one season (1940) for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League (NFL) as a halfback.

Head coaching record[edit]


Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Villanova Wildcats (NCAA University Division independent) (1960–1966)
1960 Villanova 2–8
1961 Villanova 8–2 W Sun
1962 Villanova 7–3 L Liberty
1963 Villanova 5–4
1964 Villanova 6–2
1965 Villanova 1–8
1966 Villanova 6–3
Villanova: 35–30
Total: 35–30


  1. ^ Haney, Kevin (February 5, 1986). "Alex Bell, 70; Coached 'Nova Football In '60s". Philadelphia Daily News. Retrieved December 22, 2014.