William McAndrew

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William McAndrew
Sport(s) Football, basketball
Biographical details
Born (1887-04-29)April 29, 1887
Lawrence County, Illinois
Died February 11, 1943( 1943-02-11) (aged 55)
Carbondale, Illinois
Alma mater Vincennes University
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1913–1916 Southern Illinois
1921–1938 Southern Illinois
1913–1918 Southern Illinois
1919–1943 Southern Illinois
Head coaching record
Overall 82–80–20 (football)
309–221 (basketball)

William McAndrew (April 29, 1887 – February 11, 1943)[1][2][3] was an American football and basketball coach. He was the first and fourth head football coach for the Southern Illinois Salukis in Carbondale, Illinois. He held that position for twenty-two seasons, from 1913 to 1916 and then returning from 1921 until 1938. His overall coaching record at SIU was 82 wins, 80 losses, and 20 ties. This ranks him first at SIU in terms of total wins and fifth at SIU in terms of winning percentage. [4] He also coached the Southern Illinois basketball team.

McAndrew was an alumnus of Vincennes University where he was a member of Sigma Pi fraternity. He also played professionally in the Central League before becoming a coach and teacher.[5]

McAndrew Stadium on the Southern Illinois campus was named for him in 1943.

McAndrew was born in Lawrenceville, IL and served as a captain in the U.S. Army during World War I. After the war he stayed in the national guard and rose to the rank of Brigadier General. He was a coach for the Lawrenceville Township High School until taking the job at SIU. When he died he was the commanding officer of the Third Brigade of the Illinois National Guard. He died in Carbondale.[6]


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  4. ^ Southern Illinois Coaching Records
  5. ^ "Alumni Notes" (PDF). The Emerald of Sigma Pi. Vol. 2 no. 3. May 1915. pp. 188–189. 
  6. ^ "Death Takes Alpha's General Wm. McAndrew" (PDF). The Emerald of Sigma Pi. Vol. 30 no. 1. May 1943. p. 2. 

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