Bill Dole

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William "Bill" Dole
Bill Dole ECU.jpg
Dole pictured in The Tecoan 1950, ECU yearbook
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1909-07-05)July 5, 1909
Michigan
Died February 7, 1966(1966-02-07) (aged 56)
Hickory, North Carolina[1]
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1949–1951 East Carolina
1952–1964 Davidson
Head coaching record
Overall 58–80–5

William Edward "Bill" Dole, Sr. (July 5, 1909 – February 7, 1966) was a head coach of the East Carolina (1949–1951) and Davidson College college football (1952-1964) programs.[2] Throughout his time at the East Carolina University, he had successfully rebuilt the football team into a successful playing team. In 1952, Dole was appointed as the head coach of Davidson College. Not long after his time spent at Davidson, disaster struck. The beloved Bill Dole died in his car at the age of 56, near his apartment in North Carolina, due to a heart attack on February 7th, 1966. [1]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs Coaches# AP°
East Carolina (Independent) (1949–1951)
1949 East Carolina 4–5–1
1950 East Carolina 7–3
1951 East Carolina 4–6
East Carolina: 15–14–1
1952 Davidson 2–7
1953 Davidson 0–9
1954 Davidson 6–3
1955 Davidson 5–4
1956 Davidson 5–3–1
1957 Davidson 5–3
1958 Davidson 5–4
1959 Davidson 1–8
1960 Davidson 3–5
1961 Davidson 4–4
1962 Davidson 3–5–1
1963 Davidson 1–5–2
1964 Davidson 3–6
Davidson: 43–66–4
Total: 58–80–5

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bill Dole's obituary
  2. ^ "William "Bill" Dole Records by Year". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved 2007-12-01.