William D. Murray
|William D. Murray|
September 9, 1908|
Rocky Mount, North Carolina
|Died||March 29, 1986
Durham, North Carolina
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|Head coaching record|
|Accomplishments and honors|
|College Football Hall of Fame
Inducted in 1974 (profile)
William D. "Bill" Murray (September 9, 1908 – March 29, 1986) was an American football player and coach. He served as the head football coach at University of Delaware from 1940 to 1942 and from 1946 to 1950 and at Duke University from 1951 to 1965, compiling a career college football record of 142–67–11. During his tenure at Delaware, Murray tallied a 49–16–2 mark including three undefeated seasons from 1941, 1942, and 1946; there was no formal team from 1943 to 1945 due to World War II. Murray's career record at Duke was 93–51–9, giving him second most wins in program history behind Wallace Wade. Murray was also the head basketball coach at Delaware for one season in 1944–1945. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a coach in 1974. In 1983, Murray was inducted into the Delaware Sports Museum and Hall of Fame. In 1965 he retired as Duke's head football coach and ended his active coaching and was named executive secretary of the American Football Coaches Association, where he served for 17 years.
Head coaching record
|Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens (Independent) (1940–1942)|
|Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens (Mason-Dixon Conference) (1946)|
|Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens (Independent) (1947–1950)|
|Duke Blue Devils (Southern Conference) (1951–1952)|
|Duke Blue Devils (Atlantic Coast Conference) (1953–1965)|
|National championship Conference title Conference division title|
|#Rankings from final Coaches Poll.
°Rankings from final AP Poll.
- William D. Murray at the College Football Hall of Fame
- William D. Murray at the College Football Data Warehouse