Bill Adams (American football coach)

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Bill Adams
Playing career
1935–1936Arkansas State
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1938Walnut Ridge HS (AR) (assistant)
1939–1941Arkansas State
Head coaching record

Bill Adams was an American football coach. He served as the head football coach at Arkansas State College—now known as Arkansas State University—from 1939 to 1941, compiling a record of 5–14–2. Adams attended Arkansas State, where he played college football as a quarterback from 1935 to 1936. He was an assistant football coach at Walnut Ridge High School in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas prior to be hired as the head football coach at his alma mater in May 1939.[1]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Arkansas State Indians (Arkansas Intercollegiate Conference) (1939–1941)
1939 Arkansas State 4–3
1940 Arkansas State 1–4–2
1941 Arkansas State 0–7
Arkansas State: 5–14–2
Total: 5–14–2


  1. ^ "Bill Adams Named Arkansas State Coach". The Northwest Arkansas Times. Fayetteville, Arkansas. Associated Press. May 23, 1939. p. 4. Retrieved June 27, 2017 – via open access publication – free to read.