|Born||February 28, 1935|
|Died||March 4, 2016 (aged 81)|
Columbia, South Carolina
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1960–1961||Thomas Jefferson (TX) (assistant)|
|1962||Sherman HS (TX) (assistant)|
|1963||Caprock HS (TX) (line)|
|1964–1966||Texas Western (DC)|
|1982||South Carolina (DL)|
|1991||Southern Miss (DL)|
|1992–1993||Oklahoma State (assistant)|
|1994||North Texas (DC)|
|1995–1997||North Texas (asst. HC)|
|1998–1999||North Texas (DC)|
|2000||North Texas (OL/TE)|
|Head coaching record|
Billy Gene Michael (February 28, 1935 – March 4, 2016) was an American football player and coach. He served as the head football coach at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) from 1977 to 1981. He compiled a 5–43 (.104) record, which eventually led to his firing in 1981. He lost 10 consecutive games twice, in periods from 1977 to 1978 and 1979 to 1980.
Michael's coaching career began ast his alma mater, Arkansas, in 1959 when he coached the freshmen team. In 1960 and 1961 he worked as an assistant football coach at Thomas Jefferson High School, in Port Arthur, Texas, under head coach Clarence Underwood. In 1962 Michael moved to Sherman High School to serve as an assistant to Dave Smith. The following year, he joined the staff at the newly-formed Caprock High School, in Amarillo, Texas, as line coach.
Head coaching record
|UTEP Miners (Western Athletic Conference) (1977–1981)|
|1981||UTEP||0–2[n 1]||0–0[n 1]||[n 1]|
- Michael was fired after two games. Billy Alton served as interim head coach for the remaining nine games of the season. UTEP finished the season 1–10 overall, placing eighth in the conference with a mark of 1–6.
- UTEP 2010 Football Record Book (PDF). University of Texas at El Paso. 2010. p. 61. Retrieved January 25, 2011.
- "Alton Out, Yung In As UTEP's Coach". Observer-Reporter. December 16, 1981. Retrieved January 25, 2011.
- UTEP 2010 Football Record Book (PDF). University of Texas at El Paso. 2010. pp. 67–68. Retrieved January 25, 2011.
- Powell, Putt (April 10, 1963). "Cap' Coach". Amarillo Globe-Times. Amarillo, Texas. p. 11. Retrieved November 29, 2016 – via Newspapers.com .
- "Bill Michael Will Coach Sooner Line". The Telegraph-Herald. Associated Press. December 22, 1968. Retrieved January 25, 2011.
- "Morrison Adds Assistants". The Sumter Daily Item. Associated Press. December 16, 1982. Retrieved January 25, 2011.
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