Bill Schnebel

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William Schnebel
Bill Schnebel (1956).jpg
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1924-05-07)May 7, 1924
Fremont, Nebraska
Died December 9, 2002(2002-12-09) (aged 78)
Alva, Oklahoma
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1956–1964 College of Emporia
1965–1967 Northwest Oklahoma
Head coaching record
Overall 61–21–1
Accomplishments and honors
Little All-American coach of the year
NAIA coach of the year

William G. "Bill" Schnebel (May 7, 1924 – December 9, 2002) was an American football coach. He was named the 1960 "Little All-American Coach of the Year" and NAIA coach of the year.[1] He died in 2002.[2][3]

Coaching career[edit]

College of Emporia[edit]

Schnebel's first head coaching job was at the College of Emporia in Emporia, Kansas. While head coach of the Fighting Presbies, he led his teams to a combined record of 61 wins, 21 losses, and 1 tie. They were named Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference champions three years (1959, '62, and '63), took second place in the conference twice ('56 and '61), and third place in his final 1964 season at the college.

Schnebel's team traveled to the Mineral Water Bowl in 1959 and defeated Austin College 21-20. In 1962 C of E was ranked number 3 in the NAIA nationally and lost in the semi final game to Central Oklahoma University 20 - 0. In 1963 C of E was ranked 2nd in the NAIA nationally and lost in the semi final game to St. John's University 54 - 0.

Northwest Oklahoma State University[edit]

After his term at the College of Emporia, Schnebel was named the head coach of the Northwestern Oklahoma State University football team in Alva, Oklahoma.[4]