|Born||June 20, 1898|
|Died||March 13, 1950 (aged 51)|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1923–1927||Colorado Agricultural (line)|
|1928–1931||Colorado State Teachers|
|Head coaching record|
|Accomplishments and honors|
|1 RMC (1934)|
William Hardin "Navy Bill" Saunders (June 20, 1898 – March 13, 1950) was an American football player and coach. He served as the head football coach at Colorado State Teachers College—now the University of Northern Colorado—from 1928 to 1931, at the University of Colorado at Boulder from 1932 to 1934, and at the University of Denver from 1936 to 1938, compiling a career college football record of 44–28–8. Saunders played football as a lineman at the United States Naval Academy and was later a line coach at the Agricultural College of Colorado, now Colorado State University. He died on March 13, 1950, at his plantation home in Grenada, Mississippi.
Head coaching record
|Colorado State Teachers (Rocky Mountain Conference) (1928–1931)|
|1928||Colorado State Teachers||4–4||3–4||8th|
|1929||Colorado State Teachers||4–3||3–2||6th|
|1930||Colorado State Teachers||2–2–3||2–2–3||T–5th|
|1931||Colorado State Teachers||2–4–1||2–4–1||9th|
|Colorado State Teachers:||12–13–4||10–12–1|
|Colorado Silver and Gold / Buffaloes (Rocky Mountain Conference) (1932–1934)|
|Denver Pioneers (Rocky Mountain Conference) (1936–1937)|
|Denver Pioneers (Mountain States Conference) (1938)|
- "Saunders Signs for 5 Years As Colorado Football Coach" (PDF). The New York Times. Associated Press. February 6, 1932. Retrieved November 22, 2010.
- "Death Summons Bill Saunders". Standard-Examiner. Ogden, Utah. Associated Press. March 14, 1950. p. 12. Retrieved December 10, 2018 – via Newspapers.com .
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