William McAvoy
McAvoy pictured in The Blue Hen 1913, Delaware yearbook
Biographical details
Born(1884-10-16)October 16, 1884
Hazleton, Pennsylvania
DiedSeptember 17, 1956(1956-09-17) (aged 71)
Burlington County, New Jersey
Playing career
Football
c. 1900Lafayette
Position(s)Fullback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Football
1908–1916Delaware
1920–1921Drexel
1922–1924Delaware
1925–1927Vermont
Basketball
1909–1918Delaware
1919–1920Lafayette
1920–1922Drexel
1922–1925Delaware
1925–1928Vermont
1928–1929Haverford
Baseball
1909–1914Delaware
1923–1925Delaware
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
1909–1917Delaware
1922–1926Delaware
Head coaching record
Overall52–70–14 (football)
108–137 (basketball)
36–77–3 (baseball)

William James McAvoy (October 16, 1884 – September 17, 1956)[1][2] was an American football, basketball, and baseball coach. He served as the head football coach at the University of Delaware (1908–1916, 1922–1924), Drexel University (1920–1921), and the University of Vermont (1925–1927), compiling a college football record of 52–70–14.

Head coaching record

Football

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens (Independent) (1908–1916)
1908 Delaware 3–4–1
1909 Delaware 1–6–1
1910 Delaware 1–2–2
1911 Delaware 2–5–2
1912 Delaware 1–6–1
1913 Delaware 2–4–2
1914 Delaware 7–1–1
1915 Delaware 6–3
1916 Delaware 4–3–1
Drexel (Independent) (1920–1921)
1920 Drexel 0–6
1921 Drexel 2–3–1
Drexel: 2–9–1
Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens (Independent) (1922–1924)
1922 Delaware 6–3
1923 Delaware 5–3–1
1924 Delaware 4–3–1
Delaware: 42–43–13
Vermont Green and Gold / Catamounts (Independent) (1925–1927)
1925 Vermont 3–6
1926 Vermont 3–6
1927 Vermont 2–6
Vermont: 8–18
Total: 52–70–14

Basketball

Statistics overview
Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Delaware (Independent) (1909–1918)
1909–10 Delaware 5–7
1910–11 Delaware 7–6
1911–12 Delaware 2–10
1912–13 Delaware 1–6
1913–14 Delaware 3–6
1914–15 Delaware 5–7
1915–16 Delaware 7–4
1916–17 Delaware 8–6
1917–18 Delaware 5–6
Lafayette (Independent) (1919–1920)
1919–20 Lafayette 3–7
Lafayette: 3–7 (.300)
Drexel (Independent) (1920–1922)
1920–21 Drexel
1921–22 Drexel
Drexel: 12–14 (.462)
Delaware (Independent) (1922–1925)
1922–23 Delaware 7–6
1923–24 Delaware 6–8
1924–25 Delaware 2–11
Delaware: 58–83 (.411)
Vermont (Independent) (1925–1928)
1925–26 Vermont 12–9
1926–27 Vermont 11–5
1927–28 Vermont 10–9
Vermont: 33–23 (.589)
Haverford (Independent) (1928–1929)
1928–29 Haverford 2–10
Haverford: 2–10 (.167)
Total: 108–137 (.441)

See also

References

  1. ^ http://dspace.udel.edu:8080/dspace/bitstream/handle/19716/9838/1923_10_Athletics.pdf.txt?sequence=14
  2. ^ "William James Mcavoy (1884 - 1956) - Find A Grave Memorial".