W. P. Finney

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W. P. Finney
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Finney during his time at Purdue
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1871-04-14)April 14, 1871
Dana, Indiana
Died March 6, 1954(1954-03-06) (aged 82)
Los Angeles County, California
Alma mater Purdue University (1893)
University of Chicago
Playing career
1890–1893 Purdue
? Chicago
Position(s) Tackle[1]
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1893 Iowa Agricultural
1894 Kentucky State College
Head coaching record
Overall 5–5

William Porter Finney[2] (April 14, 1871 – March 6, 1954) was the second head football coach for the Iowa State University Cyclones located in Ames, Iowa and he held that position for the 1893 season.[3][4] His coaching record at Iowa state was 0–3.[5] He also coached at Kentucky in 1894, with a record of 5–2.[6]

Finney attended Purdue University where he played on the football team from 1890 to 1893.[7] He was the captain of the 1893 team and also won multiple letters in the sport.[8][9]

Finney later relocated to California where he was employed as a railway engineer.[10]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Iowa Agricultural Cardinals (Independent) (1893)
1893 Iowa Agricultural 0–3
Iowa Agricultural: 0–3
Kentucky State College Blue and White (Independent) (1894)
1894 Kentucky State College 5–2
Kentucky State College: 5–2
Total: 8–10–2