William Wirtz (American football)

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William Wirtz
Sport(s) Football, basketball, baseball
Biographical details
Born (1887-06-25)June 25, 1887
Sandwich, Illinois
Died June 14, 1965(1965-06-14) (aged 77)
DeKalb, Illinois
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1910–1916 Northern Illinois
1910–1918 Northern Illinois
1912–1917 Northern Illinois
Head coaching record
Overall 33–17–9 (football)
29–15–1 (baseball)

William Willard Wirtz, Sr. (June 25, 1887 – June 14, 1965) was an American football, basketball, and baseball coach. He served as the head football coach at Northern Illinois University from 1910 to 1916, compiling a record of 33–17–9. Wirtz was also the head basketball coach at Northern Illinois from 1910 to 1918 and the head baseball coach at the school from 1912 to 1917. He was the father of W. Willard Wirtz.[1]


  1. ^ Southern Illinoisan, Wednesday, June 16, 1965, Carbondale, Illinois

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