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William D. Murray

William D. Murray
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1908-09-09)September 9, 1908
Rocky Mount, North Carolina
Died March 29, 1986(1986-03-29) (aged 77)
Durham, North Carolina
Playing career
1928–1930 Duke
Position(s) Halfback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Football
1940–1942 Delaware
1946–1950 Delaware
1951–1965 Duke
Basketball
1944–1945 Delaware
Head coaching record
Overall 142–67–11 (football)
3–9 (basketball)
Bowls 3–1
Statistics
College Football Data Warehouse
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
1 College Division National (1946)
1 Mason-Dixon Conference (1946)
1 SoCon (1952)
6 ACC (1953–1955, 1960–1962)
Awards
Amos Alonzo Stagg Award (1971)
3x ACC Coach of the Year (1954, 1960, 1962)
College Football Hall of Fame
Inducted in 1974 (profile)
A bust of William D. Murray located at Delaware Stadium commemorating his record as head coach, National Championship, and College Football Hall of Fame induction.

William D. "Bill" Murray (September 9, 1908 – March 29, 1986) was an American football player and coach. He served as the head football coach at University of Delaware from 1940 to 1942 and from 1946 to 1950 and at Duke University from 1951 to 1965, compiling a career college football record of 142–67–11. During his tenure at Delaware, Murray tallied a 49–16–2 mark including three undefeated seasons from 1941, 1942, and 1946; there was no formal team from 1943 to 1945 due to World War II. Murray's career record at Duke was 93–51–9, giving him second most wins in program history behind Wallace Wade. Murray was also the head basketball coach at Delaware for one season in 1944–1945. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a coach in 1974. In 1983, Murray was

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