J. Wilder Tasker

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J. Wilder Tasker
J. Wilder Tasker.jpg
Tasker pictured in The Colonial Echo 1924, William & Mary yearbook
Sport(s) Football, basketball, baseball
Biographical details
Born (1887-06-25)June 25, 1887
Richmond, Maine
Died March 14, 1974(1974-03-14) (aged 86)
Kilmarnock, Virginia
Playing career
Football
1907–1911 Syracuse
1912–1913 Union (NY)
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Football
1921–1922 Connecticut
1924–1927 William & Mary
1931–1937 Rutgers
Basketball
1921–1922 Connecticut
1923–1928 William & Mary
Baseball
1922–1923 Connecticut
1924–1928 William & Mary
1932–1937 Rutgers
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
1923–1928 William & Mary
Head coaching record
Overall 67–52–11 (football)
64–49 (basketball)
88–108–4 (baseball)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
Football
Middle Three (1932–1935)

Joshua Wilder Tasker (June 25, 1887 – March 14, 1974) was an American football, basketball, and baseball coach. He served as the head football coach at the University of Connecticut (1921–1922), the College of William & Mary (1923–1927), and Rutgers University (1931–1937), compiling a career college football record of 67–52–11.[1][2][3] Wilder was also the head basketball coach at Connecticut during the 1921–22 season and at William & Mary from 1923 to 1928, tallying a career college basketball mark of 64–49. In addition he served as the head baseball coach at Connecticut (1922–1923), William & Mary (1924–1928), and Rutgers (1932–1937), amassing a career college baseball record of 88–108–4.

Coaching career[edit]

Tasker was the head coach for the William & Mary Tribe men's basketball team from 1923 to 1928.[4] He led the program to a 50–39 record during his five years as coach (a .561 win percentage).[4]

Head coaching record[edit]

Football[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Connecticut Aggies (Athletic League of New England State Colleges) (1921–1922)
1921 Connecticut 3–2–3
1922 Connecticut 2–6–1
Connecticut: 5–8–4
William & Mary Indians (Independent) (1923–1927)
1923 William & Mary 7–3
1924 William & Mary 5–2–1
1925 William & Mary 7–4
1926 William & Mary 7–3
1927 William & Mary 4–5–1
William and Mary: 30–17–2
Rutgers Queensmen (Middle Three Conference) (1931–1937)
1931 Rutgers 4–3–1 1–1 2nd
1932 Rutgers 6–3–1 2–0 1st
1933 Rutgers 6–3–1 2–0 1st
1934 Rutgers 5–3–1 2–0 1st
1935 Rutgers 4–5 2–0 1st
1936 Rutgers 1–6–1 0–1 T–2nd
1937 Rutgers 5–4 1–1 2nd
Rutgers: 31–27–5 10–3
Total: 66–52–11
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title

Basketball[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Connecticut Aggies (Athletic League of New England State Colleges) (1921–1922)
1921–22 Connecticut 15–4 6–1
1922–23 Connecticut 0–1 0–0
Connecticut: 15–5 (.750) 6–1 (.857)
Total: 15–5 (.750)

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

References[edit]

  1. ^ Connecticut Huskies football media guide, page 7. Accessed March 26, 2008.
  2. ^ Rutgers Football - Coaches Records. Accessed March 26, 2008.
  3. ^ William & Mary football history - Media Guide 2007, page 22. Accessed March 26, 2008.
  4. ^ a b William & Mary men's basketball history - Media Guide 2007-08. Accessed March 24, 2008.

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