Willis Kienholz

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Willis Kienholz
William S Kienholz.jpg
Kienholz pictured in The Chinook 1911, Washington State yearbook
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1875-10-22)October 22, 1875
Kasson, Minnesota
Died September 20, 1958(1958-09-20) (aged 82)
Seattle, Washington
Playing career
1898–1899 Minnesota
Position(s) Halfback/Quarterback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
North Carolina A&M
North Carolina
Washington State
Head coaching record
Overall 22–9–5

William Simmian "Willis" Kienholz (October 10, 1875 – September 20, 1958) was an American football player and coach. He served one-year stints as the head coach at five different colleges: North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts—now North Carolina State University (1904), the University of Colorado (1905), University of North Carolina (1906), Auburn University (1907), and Washington State University (1909), compiling a career record of 22–9–5. Kienholz played football at the University of Minnesota in 1898 and 1899.

Coaching career[edit]

Kienholz pictured in Minnesota attire.

In 1904, Kienholz coached at North Carolina A&M, and compiled a 3–1–2 record. In 1905, he coached at Colorado, and compiled an 8–1 record. In 1907, he coached at Auburn, and compiled a 6–2–1 record. In 1909, he coached at Washington State, and compiled a 4–1 record.

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
North Carolina A&M Aggies (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1904)
1904 North Carolina A&M 3–1–2
North Carolina A&M: 3–1–2
Colorado Buffaloes (Colorado Football Association) (1905)
1905 Colorado 8–1
Colorado: 8–1
North Carolina Tar Heels (Independent) (1906)
1906 North Carolina 1–4–2
North Carolina: 1–4–2
Auburn Tigers (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1907)
1907 Auburn 6–2–1 3–2–1 T–5th
Auburn: 6–2–1 3–2–1
Washington State Cougars (Independent) (1909)
1909 Washington State 4–1
Washington State: 4–1
Total: 22–9–5


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