Charlie Woollum

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Charlie Woollum
Personal information
Born 1940
Nationality American
Career information
College William & Mary (1959–1962)
NBA draft 1962 / Undrafted
Career history
As coach:
1962–1964 William & Mary (assistant)
1964–1971 Newport News HS
1971–1972 Ferguson HS
1972–1975 Old Dominion (assistant)
1975–1994 Bucknell
1994–2000 William & Mary
Career highlights and awards
  • Bucknell Hall of Fame (1995)

Charles R. "Charlie" Woollum (born 1940) was the head coach for the Bucknell Bison men's basketball team from 1975 to 1994.[1] During his 19 years at the program's helm, Woollum compiled a 318–221 record. This victory total is higher than that of any other coach in any one sport in Bucknell's intercollegiate athletic history.[1] The Bison reached the NCAA Tournament in 1987 and 1989 by winning the East Coast Conference Tournament.[1] Woollum also won six regular season conference titles (1984, 1985, 1987, 1989, 1992, 1993), three ECC and one Patriot League Coach of the Year awards, coached 27 all-conference players, three league players of the year, six Academic All-Americans and all seven of the top scorers in school history.[1] He was inducted into the Bucknell Hall of Fame in 1995.[1]

Following his career at Bucknell, Woollum moved on to coach his alma mater, William & Mary, from 1994 to 2000.[2] During his six-year tenure, Woollum compiled an overall record of 69–94 (39–52 in conference play).[2] He guided the Tribe to the program's first Colonial Athletic Association regular season championship in 1998 after finishing 13–3 in the conference.[2]

He is currently the radio color commentator for the William & Mary men's basketball team.


  1. ^ a b c d e Bucknell University Athletics Hall of Fame: Charles R. Woollum Archived September 19, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.. Accessed April 19, 2008.
  2. ^ a b c William & Mary men's basketball history - Media Guide 2007-08 Archived May 11, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.. Accessed March 24, 2008.