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Bill Miller (American football coach, born 1931)

Bill Miller
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born 1931
Goldthwaite, Texas
Died February 20, 2006 (aged 74)
Playing career
1955–1956 Southwest Texas State
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Southwest Texas State (assistant)
Southwest Texas State
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
1972–1992 Southwest Texas State
Head coaching record
Overall 94–53–3
College Football Data Warehouse
Accomplishments and honors
1 Lone Star Conference (1971)

Bill Miller (1931 – February 20, 2006) was an American football player, coach, and college athletics administrator. He served as the head football coach at Southwest Texas State University now—Texas State University—from 1964 to 1978, compiling a record of 94–53–3. Miller was also the athletic director at Southwest Texas State from 1972 to 1992.

Life and career

Miller was born in Goldthwaite, Texas in 1931. He served in the United States Navy during the Korean War before enrolling at Texas State, then called Southwest Texas State College, playing football under coach Milton Jowers.

He was appointed as an assistant coach in 1961 and became co-head coach with Jowers in 1964. He was football coach for 15 years, the second longest term at Texas State and has the best record at 94–53–3. Miller retired as athletics director at Texas State in 1992.[1]

Head coaching record

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Southwest Texas State Bobcats (Lone Star Conference) (1964–1978)
1964 Southwest Texas State 8–2 4–2 3rd
1965 Southwest Texas State 8–2 4–2 T–2nd
1966 Southwest Texas State 7–2–1 4–2–1 T–2nd
1967 Southwest Texas State 9–1 6–1 2nd
1968 Southwest Texas State 5–5 3–4 5th
1969 Southwest Texas State 3–6–1 3–4 4th
1970 Southwest Texas State 6–5 4–5 T–5th
1971 Southwest Texas State 8–1–1 7–1–1 1st
1972 Southwest Texas State 7–3 6–2 T–2nd
1973 Southwest Texas State 4–6 3–6 T–6th
1974 Southwest Texas State 6–4 6–3 T–3rd
1975 Southwest Texas State 7–3 7–2 3rd
1976 Southwest Texas State 5–5 4–3 T–3rd
1977 Southwest Texas State 5–4 5–2 T–3rd
1978 Southwest Texas State 6–4 3–4 T–5th
Southwest Texas State: 94–53–3 69–43–2
Total: 94–53–3
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title


  1. ^ AP (February 21, 2006). "Former Texas State football coach dies at 74". ESPN. Retrieved April 28, 2014. 

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