Bill Dellastatious
Biographical details
Born (1922-10-02) October 2, 1922 (age 100)
Washington, D.C.
Playing career
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1948–1952Florida (assistant)
1953–1954Southwest Missouri State
Head coaching record
Overall5–12 (football)
Accomplishments and honors
All-Big Six (1944)

Joseph William Dellastatious (born October 2, 1922 in Washington, D.C.[1])[2] is a former American football player and coach. He served as the head football coach at Southwest Missouri State—now known as Missouri State University–from 1953 to 1954, compiling a record of 5–12. He played college football at the University of Missouri, where he was a quarterback.[3] He had previously played at Clemson University.[4]

Dellastatious was drafted by National Football League (NFL) teams twice, first by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 1945 NFL Draft[5] and by the Detroit Lions in the first round of the 1946 NFL Draft.[6]

Head coaching record


Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Southwest Missouri State Bears (Missouri Intercollegiate Athletics Association) (1952–1953)
1953 Southwest Missouri State 3–6 3–2 2nd
1954 Southwest Missouri State 2–6 1–4 T–4th
Southwest Missouri State: 5–12 4–6
Total: 5–12


  1. ^ "Living a full life". Jackson Sun. August 30, 2011. p. B1.
  2. ^ "Miss Ane Walker Lee Plans December Wedding". Tampa Sunday Tribune. Florida. December 3, 1950. p. 8D – via marriage of her daughter, Anne Walker Lee, to Joseph William Dellastatious ... Mr. Dellastatious attended Clemson College and was graduated from the University of Missouri, ... and at present is a member of the faculty of the University of Florida, serving in the capacity of golf coach and instructor in required physical education.
  3. ^ Eisenhammer, Fred (January 10, 2014). College Football's Most Memorable Games, 2d ed. McFarland Publishing. Retrieved April 14, 2019.
  4. ^ "Tigers Score Par 54; U.N. Totals 20". Omaha World Herald. October 30, 1943. Retrieved April 15, 2019.
  5. ^ "Pittsburgh Steelers Draft picks". Pro-Football-Reference Drafts. Retrieved December 30, 2018.
  6. ^ "Bill Dellastatious". Pro Football Archives. Retrieved December 30, 2018.