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Bill Lewis (American football coach)

Bill Lewis
Sport(s) Football, baseball
Biographical details
Born (1941-08-05) August 5, 1941
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Playing career
1959–1962 East Stroudsburg
1960–1963 East Stroudsburg
Position(s) Quarterback (football)
Pitcher, infielder (baseball)
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1963–1965 East Stroudsburg (QB/WR/DB)
1966–1968 Pittsburgh (DB)
1969–1970 Wake Forest (DB)
1971–1972 Georgia Tech (DB)
1974–1976 Arkansas (DB)
1977–1979 Wyoming
1980 Georgia (DB)
1981–1988 DC/DB)
1989–1991 East Carolina
1992–1994 Georgia Tech
1996–2004 Miami Dolphins (nickel package)
2005–2007 Notre Dame (AHC/DB)
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
1995 Marist School (GA)
Head coaching record
Overall 45–52–2
Bowls 1–0
College Football Data Warehouse
Accomplishments and honors
AFCA Coach of the Year (1991)

Bill Lewis (born August 5, 1941) is a former college football record of 45–52–2.

Coaching career


Lewis was named the University of Wyoming's 22nd head football coach in December 1976 following the hiring of Fred Akers by the University of Texas at Austin to be the Longhorn's head coach. Lewis compiled a 13–21–1 (.386) win-loss record as Wyoming's coach through the 1977 to 1979 seasons. He was fired at the conclusion of the '79 season and replaced by Pat Dye. His largest margin of victory was 51–21 over the University of Texas at El Paso during the 1978 season. His worst loss as the Cowboy's head coach came against LSU the year before, 1977. The LSU Tigers pounced on Wyoming, 66–7, in Baton Rouge. He produced two noted NFL prospects, Ken Fantetti, a linebacker who went on to play for the Detroit Lions for seven years (1979–1985) and Guy Frazier another linebacker who played six years in the NFL for the Cincinnati Bengals (1981–1984) and the Buffalo Bills (1985–1986).

East Carolina

In his most successful head coaching position, Lewis lead the AP Poll and the Coaches' Poll, and Lewis received 1991 National Coach-of-the-Year honors from the American Football Coaches Association, United Press International, and Scripps-Howard.

Georgia Tech

Bill Lewis assumed the head coaching position at Georgia Tech in 1991 following Bobby Ross's departure to coach the NFL's San Diego Chargers. Lewis held the position from 1992 until midway through the 1994 season; he

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