William L. Driver
Driver at Washburn, c. 1912
November 7, 1883|
|Died||November 29, 1941
Tulare County, California
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1929||Loyola Los Angeles|
|Head coaching record|
|Accomplishments and honors|
1 TIAA (1920)
1 SWC (1920)
William Lloyd "Billy" 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 Northern Branch, tallying a career college basketball mark of 67–56. He was born in Missouri in 1883.
At Washburn, Driver was the 12th head football coach and 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.
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.
He died in California in 1941.
Head coaching record
|Washburn Ichabods (Kansas College Athletic Conference) (1911–1912)|
|Ole Miss Rebels (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1913–1914)|
|TCU Horned Frogs (Texas Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1920)|
|1920||TCU||9–1||1st||L Fort Worth Classic|
|TCU Horned Frogs (Independent) (1921)|
|Northern Branch Aggies (Independent) (1923–1924)|
|Northern Branch Aggies (Far Western Conference) (1925–1927)|
|Loyola Los Angeles Lions (Independent) (1929)|
|1929||Loyola Los Angeles||6–3|
|Loyola Los Angeles:||6–3|