Pete Tillman

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Pete Tillman
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1922-05-09)May 9, 1922
Mangum, Oklahoma
Died March 31, 1998(1998-03-31) (aged 75)
Farmington, New Mexico
Playing career
1946–1948 Oklahoma
1949 Baltimore Colts (AAFC)
Position(s) Center
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1954 Wichita (assistant)
1955–1956 Wichita
1957 (spring) Washington (assistant)
Head coaching record
Overall 11–8–1
Accomplishments and honors
1 MVC (1955)

Alonzo Monroe "Pete" Tillman (May 9, 1922 – March 31, 1998) was an American football player and coach. He played college football at the University of Oklahoma from 1946 to 1948 and professionally in the All-America Football Conference (AAFC) with the Baltimore Colts in 1949. Tillman served as the head football coach at the Municipal University of Wichita—now Wichita State University —from 1955 to 1956, compiling a record of 11–8–1.[1][2] Tillman's team won a share of the Missouri Valley Conference championship in 1955 with a record of 7–2–1.[3] Tillman served briefly as an assistant coach at the University of Washington in the spring of 1957. He resigned in April to go into private business in Wichita, Kansas.[4]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Wichita Shockers (Missouri Valley Conference) (1955–1956)
1955 Wichita 7–2–1 3–1 T–1st
1956 Wichita 4–6 1–3 4th
Wichita: 11–8–1 4–4
Total: 11–8–1
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title


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  3. ^ College Football Data Warehouse Wichita State University 1955 results
  4. ^ "Tillman Quits as Huskie Grid Aid". The Milwaukee Sentinel. Associated Press. April 3, 1957. Retrieved September 28, 2014.