William Alexander (coach)

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William Alexander
Sport(s) Football, basketball
Biographical details
Born June 6, 1889(1889-06-06)
Mud River, Kentucky
Died April 23, 1950(1950-04-23) (aged 60)
Atlanta, Georgia
Playing career
1906–1908 Georgia Tech
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Football
1920–1944

Basketball
1919–1924

Georgia Tech


Georgia Tech
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
1920–1950 Georgia Tech
Head coaching record
Overall 134–95–15 (football)
36–38 (basketball)
Bowls 3–2
Statistics
College Football Data Warehouse
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
1 National (1928)
2 SIAA (1920–1921)
3 SoCon (1922, 1927–1928)
3 SEC (1939, 1943–1944)
Awards
AFCA Coach of the Year (1942)
Amos Alonzo Stagg Award (1947)
SEC Coach of the Year (1939)
College Football Hall of Fame
Inducted in 1951 (profile)

William A. Alexander was the third head football coach at Georgia Tech. Alexander graduated from Georgia Tech in 1912 as valedictorian of his class.[1] Alexander became head coach after John Heisman retired in April 1920.[1]

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.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 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.

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