W. B. Hopkins

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W. B. Hopkins
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1869-01-01)January 1, 1869
Ontario, New York
Died December 6, 1935(1935-12-06) (aged 66)
Marion, New York
Playing career
c.1893–94 Brown
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1899 Maine
Head coaching record
Overall 2–3

William Burr Hopkins (January 1, 1869 – December 6, 1935) was the head coach of the University of Maine's football team in 1899 and compiled a 2–3 record.

Hopkins was born in 1869 to Burton and Anna (née Sprague) Hopkins. He was captain of the Brown University football teams of 1893 and 1894. After Brown, he worked as an engineer in Pennsylvania before serving overseas in France for World War I. After his return, he married Fanny Schinsing in 1921 and worked as a farmer until his death in 1935 after a horse accident.[1]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs Rank#
Maine Black Bears (Maine Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1899)
1899 Maine 2–3
Total: 2–3
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title
Indicates Bowl Coalition, Bowl Alliance, BCS, or CFP / New Years' Six bowl.
#Rankings from final Coaches Poll.


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