William Alexander (coach)
|William A. Alexander|
|Born||February 6, 1889|
|Place of birth||Mud River, KY|
|Died||April 23, 1950 (aged 60)|
|Place of death||Atlanta, GA|
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|AFCA Coach of the Year (1942)|
|College Football Hall of Fame, 1951 (Bio)|
William A. Alexander was the third head football coach at Georgia Tech. Alexander graduated from Georgia Tech in 1912 as of his class. Alexander became head coach after John Heisman retired in April 1920.
As coach, he led Georgia Tech to three SIAA titles (1920, 1921, 1922) and its second national championship in 1928. In 1944 he retired from coaching. He was replaced by Bobby Dodd who was one of his assistant coaches. The Alexander Memorial Coliseum at Georgia Tech is named after him.
- McMath, Robert C.; Ronald H. Bayor, James E. Britain, Lawrence Foster, August W. Giebelhaus, and Germaine M. Reed. Engineering the New South: Georgia Tech 1885-1985. Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press. p. 140.