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Alexander F. Bell

Alexander F. Bell
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Died February 3, 1986
Playing career
1935–1937 Villanova
Position(s) End
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1951–1953
1957–1959
1960–1966
Villanova (assistant)
Harvard (assistant)
Villanova
Head coaching record
Overall 35–30
Statistics
College Football Data Warehouse

Alexander F. Bell (c. 1915 - February 3, 1986) was the head football coach for the Villanova University Wildcats football team from 1960 to 1966. He compiled a record of 35–30–0 and took the Wildcats to two bowl games—the 1961 Sun Bowl and 1962 Liberty Bowl—where Villanova won the Sun Bowl 17–9 over Wichita State, but lost the Liberty Bowl 0–6 against Oregon State.

Bell also played college football at Villanova from 1935 to 1937 as an end. Three years later he played for one season (1940) for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League as a halfback.

Head coaching record

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs Rank#
Villanova Wildcats (Yankee Conference) (1960–1966)
1960 Villanova 2–8
1961 Villanova 8–2 W Sun
1962 Villanova 7–3 L Liberty
1963 Villanova 5–4
1964 Villanova 6–2
1965 Villanova 1–8
1966 Villanova 6–3
Total: 35–30
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title
#Rankings from final Coaches' Poll.


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