Kenneth Kelly

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Kenneth Kelly
Kenneth Kelly.jpg
Sport(s) Football, basketball, tennis
Biographical details
Born (1905-06-01)June 1, 1905
Bowling Green, Ohio
Died March 7, 1984(1984-03-07) (aged 78)
Lakeland, Florida
Playing career
Football
1926–1929 Central Michigan
Basketball
1927–1930 Central Michigan
Position(s) Quarterback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Football
1930–1937 Cass City HS (MI)
1938–1941 Mount Pleasant HS (MI)
1942–1950 Arthur Hill HS (MI)
1951–1966 Central Michigan
Basketball
1954–1956 Central Michigan
Head coaching record
Overall 91–58–2 (college football)
23–20 (college basketball)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
7 Interstate Intercollegiate Athletic (1952–1956, 1963, 1966)

Kenneth A. "Wild Bill" Kelly (June 1, 1905 – March 7, 1984) was an American football, basketball, and tennis player and coach. He served as the head football coach at Central Michigan University from 1951 to 1966, compiling a record of 91–58–2, and the head basketball coach at Central Michigan for two seasons from 1954 to 1956, tallying a mark of 23–20. Kelly/Shorts Stadium, the home field of the Central Michigan Chippewas football program, was renamed in Kelly's honor in 1983.[1] Kelly died on March 7, 1984 at the age of 78.[2]

Head coaching record[edit]

College football[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Central Michigan Chippewas (Interstate Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) (1951–1966)
1951 Central Michigan 5–3 4–2
1952 Central Michigan 7–2 6–0 1st
1953 Central Michigan 7–1–1 5–0–1 1st
1954 Central Michigan 8–2 5–1 T–1st
1955 Central Michigan 8–1 5–1 T–1st
1956 Central Michigan 9–0 6–0 1st
1957 Central Michigan 4–6 4–2
1958 Central Michigan 7–3 4–2
1959 Central Michigan 7–3 4–2
1960 Central Michigan 3–5 3–3
1961 Central Michigan 2–8 1–5
1962 Central Michigan 6–4 4–0 1st
1963 Central Michigan 4–5–1 2–2
1964 Central Michigan 4–5 1–3
1965 Central Michigan 5–5 3–1
1966 Central Michigan 5–5 3–0 1st
Central Michigan: 91–58–2 70–24–1
Total: 91–58–2
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kenneth "Wild Bill" Kelly". Saginaw County Sports Hall of Fame. Retrieved July 27, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Kenneth Kelly". The Blade. Associated Press. March 10, 1984. Retrieved July 27, 2010.