William L. Driver

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

William L. Driver
Driver at Washburn, c. 1912
Biographical details
Born(1883-11-07)November 7, 1883
DiedNovember 29, 1941(1941-11-29) (aged 58)
Tulare County, California
Playing career
Position(s)End (football)
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1913–1914Ole Miss
1923–1927Cal Aggies
1929Loyola (CA)
1917–1920Texas A&M
1923–1927Cal Aggies
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
1913–1915Ole Miss
1915–1919Texas A&M
Head coaching record
Overall58–45–7 (football)
67–56 (basketball)
Accomplishments and honors
1 TIAA (1920)

1 SWC (1920)

William Lloyd Driver (November 7, 1883 – November 29, 1941) was an American football and basketball coach. He served as the head football coach at Washburn University from 1911 to 1912, at the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) from 1913 to 1914, at Texas Christian University (TCU) from 1920 to 1921, at the Northern Branch of the College of Agriculture—now University of California, Davis—from 1923 to 1917, and at Loyola College of Los Angeles—now Loyola Marymount University—in 1929, compiling a career college football record of 58–45–7. Driver was also the head basketball coach at Texas A&M University, TCU, and Cal Aggies, tallying a career college basketball mark of 67–56. He was born in Missouri in 1883.[1]

Coaching career[edit]

At Washburn, Driver was the 12th head football coach and athletic director; he held that position for two seasons, from 1911 until 1912. His overall coaching record was 8–8–1. This ranks him 17th in terms of total wins and 19th in terms of winning percentage.[2]

From 1913 to 1914, he coached at Mississippi, where he compiled an 11–7–2 record. From 1920 to 1921, he coached at TCU, where he compiled a 15–4–1 season. That total included a 9–1 season in 1920. From 1923 to 1927, he coached at UC Davis and compiled an 18–23–3 record.

Between 1917 and 1920 he coached basketball at Texas A&M where he compiled an overall record of 42–13. In 1919–20, his team won the Southwest Conference championship.

He died in California in 1941.[3]

Head coaching record[edit]


Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Washburn Ichabods (Kansas College Athletic Conference) (1911–1912)
1911 Washburn 3–4–2
1912 Washburn 5–3
Washburn: 8–8–1
Ole Miss Rebels (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1913–1914)
1913 Ole Miss 6–3–1
1914 Ole Miss 5–4–1
Ole Miss: 11–7–2
TCU Horned Frogs (Texas Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1920)
1920 TCU 9–1 1st L Fort Worth Classic
TCU Horned Frogs (Independent) (1921)
1921 TCU 6–3–1
TCU: 14–4–1
Cal Aggies (Independent) (1923–1924)
1923 Cal Aggies 2–7
1924 Cal Aggies 5–4–1
Cal Aggies (Far Western Conference) (1925–1927)
1925 Cal Aggies 5–3 2–2 3rd
1926 Cal Aggies 2–6–1 0–4 5th
1927 Cal Aggies 4–3–1 2–1 2nd
Cal Aggies: 18–23–3 4–7
Loyola Lions (Independent) (1929)
1929 Loyola 6–3
Loyola: 6–3
Total: 58–45–7