William W. Church

William W. Church

Church cropped from 1897 Purdue team photo
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1874-12-17)December 17, 1874
Chicago, Illinois
Died March 28, 1966(1966-03-28) (aged 91)
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Alma mater Princeton University (1897)
Playing career
1896 Princeton
Position(s) Tackle
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1897 Purdue
1899, 1901 Georgetown
Head coaching record
Overall 13–8–4

William Wells Church (December 17, 1874 – March 28, 1966) was an American football coach. He served as the head football coach at Purdue University for one season, in 1897, and at Georgetown University for two seasons, in 1899 and 1901, compiling a career college football record of 5–3–1. A native of Chicago,[1] he was an alumnus of Princeton University. He married Mary Myrtle Brock in 1902.[2]

He later resided in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, where he died in 1966.[3]

Head coaching record

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Purdue Boilermakers (Big Ten Conference) (1897)
1897 Purdue 5–3–1 1–2 5th
Purdue: 5–3–1 1–2
Georgetown Hoyas (Independent) (1899)
1899 Georgetown 5–2–1
Georgetown Hoyas (Independent) (1901)
1901 Georgetown 3–3–2
Georgetown: 8–5–3
Total: 13–8–4


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