W. J. Monilaw

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W. J. Monilaw
W. J. Monilaw.jpg
Monilaw from The Savitar, 1907
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1874-07-22)July 22, 1874
Died July 20, 1960(1960-07-20) (aged 85)
Playing career
? Drake
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1903–1904 Drake
1906–1908 Missouri
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
1897 Drake
1909–1910 Missouri
Head coaching record
Overall 28–13–1

William James Monilaw (July 22, 1874 – July 20, 1960) was an American football coach and college athletics administrator. He served at the head football coach at Drake University from 1903 to 1904 and at the University of Missouri from 1906 to 1908, compiling a career college football record of . Every year he coached, his teams posted a winning record.[1]

Early life[edit]

Molinaw attended Cedar Rapids High School in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and was later accepted into Drake University.

Coaching career[edit]


Monilaw got his first coaching job as the seventh head coach for his alma mater, Drake University, for two seasons, from 1903 until 1904. His coaching record at Drake was 10–7.[2]


From 1906 to 1908, he served as the head football coach at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri, where he compiled an 18–6–1 record.[3] Monilaw was the 12th head coach for Mizzou.

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Drake Bulldogs (Independent) (1903–1904)
1903 Drake 5–3
1904 Drake 5–4
Drake: 10–7
Missouri Tigers (Independent) (1906)
1906 Missouri 5–2–1
Missouri Tigers (Missouri Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1907–1908)
1907 Missouri 7–2 1–1
1908 Missouri 6–2 3–2 4th
Missouri: 18–6–1 4–3
Total: 28–13–1