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William Paul McCartney (born August 22, 1940) is a former American football player and coach and the founder of the Promise Keepers
Promise Keepers
men's ministry. He was the head football coach at the University of Colorado Boulder from 1982 to 1994, where he compiled a record of 93–55–5 and won three consecutive Big Eight Conference
Big Eight Conference
titles between 1989 and 1991. McCartney's 1990 team was crowned as national champions by the Associated Press, splitting the title with the Georgia Tech team that topped the final Coaches' Poll rankings. In September 2008, McCartney came out of a five-years retirement from Promise Keepers
Promise Keepers
to become the CEO and chairman of the board of the organization after founding the Road to Jerusalem ministry. McCartney was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame
College Football Hall of Fame
as a coach in 2013.

Contents

1 Biography

1.1 Education and early career 1.2 Head coach
Head coach
at Colorado 1.3 Beyond coaching 1.4 Honors 1.5 Family

2 Head coaching record 3 Coaching tree 4 References 5 External links

Biography[edit] Education and early career[edit] After receiving his Bachelor of Arts in education from the University of Missouri in 1962, where he was a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity, McCartney was named as an assistant football coach under his older brother, Tom, in the summer of 1965 at Holy Redeemer High School in Detroit, Michigan. The younger McCartney was also the head basketball coach at Redeemer from 1965 to 1969, taking the school to the Detroit City Championship during the 1968–69 season. McCartney then served as the head football and basketball coach at Divine Child High School in Dearborn, Michigan
Dearborn, Michigan
before becoming the only high school coach ever hired by University of Michigan
University of Michigan
coaching legend Bo Schembechler. Head coach
Head coach
at Colorado[edit] After eight years as an assistant at Michigan, McCartney was hired to replace Chuck Fairbanks as head coach at the University of Colorado on June 9, 1982.[1] In his first season in 1982, the Colorado Buffaloes compiled a record of 2–8–1. After improving to 4–7 in 1983, Colorado sustained a 1–10 campaign in 1984, but McCartney was given a contract extension nonetheless. In his fourth season in 1985, McCartney guided the Buffaloes to a 7–5 record and a berth in the Freedom Bowl, where they lost to the Washington Huskies. In the following season, 1986, McCartney's team earned its first victory over Big Eight Conference
Big Eight Conference
powerhouse Nebraska since 1967. After modestly successful seasons in 1987 and 1988, McCartney steered his team toward national prominence. After the 1988 season, the Buffaloes' star quarterback Sal Aunese was diagnosed with stomach cancer. He died in the middle of the 1989 season. Nonetheless, Colorado won all 11 of its regular season games including victories over ranked Washington, Illinois, Nebraska, and Oklahoma teams. The Buffaloes faced Notre Dame on January 1, 1990 in the Orange Bowl, where they lost 21–6. Colorado opened the 1990 season ranked fourth with a game against Tennessee in the inaugural Disney Pigskin Classic played in Anaheim, California. The contest ended in a 31–31 tie. A comeback win against Stanford and a one-point loss to Illinois leveled the Buffaloes' record at 1–1–1. Colorado then won the remainder of their regular season games. Their winning streak, highlighted by wins over ranked Washington, Oklahoma, and Nebraska opponents, was not without controversy. In a game against Missouri on October 6, referees mistakenly allowed an extra down on which Colorado scored the winning touchdown as time expired. The game, known as the Fifth Down Game, became one of the most notorious officiating gaffes in college football history. Contentions notwithstanding, Colorado rose to #1 in the rankings and once again faced Notre Dame in the Orange Bowl. The Buffaloes won a closely played game 10–9, aided by a controversial clipping call that negated a late punt return touchdown by Rocket Ismail of Notre Dame,[2][3][4] and earned a share of the national title. Colorado was voted #1 by in AP Poll while Georgia Tech was voted the top ranking in the Coaches' Poll. The following year, the Buffaloes tied Nebraska for the Big Eight title and lost to Alabama in the Blockbuster Bowl. In 1992, Colorado finished a 9–2–1 campaign with a loss to Syracuse in the Fiesta Bowl. In 1994, McCartney's final year, he coached the Buffaloes to a victory at Michigan, where McCartney had spent eight years as an assistant. Colorado won the game 27–26 on a 64-yard Hail Mary pass from Kordell Stewart to Michael Westbrook as time expired, which has since become known as The Miracle at Michigan. The Buffaloes posted an 11–1 record in 1994, capped by a win over Notre Dame in the Fiesta Bowl. At the end of the 1994 season, McCartney retired from coaching at the age of 54. McCartney holds records for the most games coached (153), most wins (93), and most conference wins (58) in the history of the Colorado Buffaloes football program.[5] In 1995, there was widespread media speculation that McCartney might un-retire to serve as the head coach at Michigan following the resignation of Gary Moeller.[6][7][8] McCartney, a former Wolverines assistant coach under Bo Schembechler, held a news conference to remove his name from consideration, stating that he wanted to devote his time to Promise Keepers.[9] Beyond coaching[edit] In 1990, while still head football coach at Colorado, McCartney founded a Christian men's group called Promise Keepers
Promise Keepers
after giving up an extramarital affair.[10] He later resigned as the head of Promise Keepers and founded an organization called The Road to Jerusalem. In September 2008, McCartney rejoined Promise Keepers
Promise Keepers
as CEO and chairman of the board. He serves on the board of directors of the Equip Foundation, Gospel to the Unreached Millions, and Concerts of Prayer International. McCartney was on the forefront to support Amendment 2 to the Colorado Constitution, which denied the designation of homosexuals as a "protected class".[11] His public appearance in the facilities of CU to support the Amendment caused an outcry among students of CU. The Amendment was found unconstitutional by the Supreme Court.[12] McCartney is the author of five books: From Ashes to Glory (1995), Sold Out (1997), Sold Out Two-Gether (1999), co-authored with his wife, Lyndi McCartney, Blind Spots: What You Don't See May Be Keeping Your Church From Greatness (2003), and Two Minute Warning: Why It's Time to Honor Jewish People Before the Clock Runs Out (2009) with Aaron Fruh. Honors[edit] McCartney won a number of national coaching awards in 1989 including the Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year award, the Walter Camp Coach of the Year Award and the Paul "Bear" Bryant Award. Three times, in 1985, 1989, and 1990, he was named the Big Eight Coach of the Year. McCartney was inducted into the Orange Bowl
Orange Bowl
Hall of Fame in 1996 and the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame in 1999. McCartney has been honored with a number of additional personal awards including: the Impact America Award from Point Loma College in 1995, the Spectrum Award from Sports Spectrum magazine in 1995, ABC News Person of the Week on February 16, 1996, Layperson of the Year from the National Association of Evangelicals in 1996, the Fire-Setters Award from Revival Fires Ministries in 1997, the Evangelist Philip Award from the National Association of United Methodist Evangelists in 1999, and the Humanitarian of the Year from the Syl Morgan Smith Colorado Gospel Music Academy in 1999. Family[edit] McCartney lived with his late wife Lyndi in the Denver
Denver
area. They have four children and ten grandchildren, one of whom (T.C. McCartney, a former LSU quarterback) was fathered by McCartney's former player Sal Aunese, who died of stomach cancer at the age of 21.[13] The McCartneys attend Cornerstone Church in Boulder, Colorado. Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs Coaches# AP°

Colorado Buffaloes (Big Eight Conference) (1982–1994)

1982 Colorado 2–8–1 1–5–1 T–6th

1983 Colorado 4–7 2–5 T–6th

1984 Colorado 1–10 1–6 7th

1985 Colorado 7–5 4–3 T–3rd L Freedom

1986 Colorado 6–6 6–1 2nd L Bluebonnet

1987 Colorado 7–4 4–3 4th

1988 Colorado 8–4 4–3 4th L Freedom

1989 Colorado 11–1 7–0 1st L Orange 4 4

1990 Colorado 11–1–1 7–0 1st W Orange 2 1

1991 Colorado 8–3–1 6–0–1 T–1st L Blockbuster 20 20

1992 Colorado 9–2–1 5–1–1 2nd L Fiesta† 13 13

1993 Colorado 8–3–1 5–1–1 2nd W Aloha 16 16

1994 Colorado 11–1 6–1 2nd W Fiesta† 3 3

Colorado: 93–55–5 58–29–4

Total: 93–55–5

      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title or championship game berth

†Indicates Bowl Coalition bowl. #Rankings from final Coaches Poll. °Rankings from final AP Poll.

Coaching tree[edit] McCartney played under:

Dan Devine: Missouri

McCartney coached under

Bo Schembechler: Michigan

Assistants to McCartney who became college or pro head coaches:

Gary Barnett: Northwestern (1992–1998), Colorado (1999–2005) Jim Caldwell: Wake Forest (1993–2000), Indianapolis Colts (2009–2011), Detroit Lions
Detroit Lions
(2014–2017) Ron Dickerson: Temple (1993–1997), Alabama State (1998–1999), Lambuth (2010) Gerry DiNardo: Vanderbilt (1991–1994), LSU (1995–1999), Birmingham Thunderbolts (2001), Indiana (2002–2004) Jon Embree: Colorado (2011–2012) Mike Hankwitz: Arizona (2003), Colorado (2005) Steve Logan: East Carolina (1992–2002) Les Miles: Oklahoma State (2001–2004), LSU (2005–2016) Rick Neuheisel: Colorado (1995–1998), Washington (1999–2002), UCLA (2008–2011) Bob Simmons: Oklahoma State (1995–2000) Lou Tepper: Illinois (1991–1996), Edinboro (2006–2010), IUP (2012–2014) Ron Vanderlinden: Maryland (1997–2000) Scott Wachenheim: VMI (2015–present)

References[edit]

^ "Series Classic: Mac's First 'W' Was In '82 Vs. Wazzu - CUBuffs.com - Official Athletics Web site of the University of Colorado". CUBuffs.com. Archived from the original on March 31, 2012. Retrieved November 13, 2012.  ^ "Video". CNN. January 14, 1991.  ^ Tybor, Joseph (January 1, 1996). "Numerous Clip-and-save Memories At Orange Bowl". Chicago Tribune.  ^ "Scout.com: Top Heisman Non-Winners, Mistakes, & More". Cfn.scout.com. December 10, 2009. Retrieved November 13, 2012.  ^ "2006 Colorado Buffaloes Media Guide, Records section" (PDF). CUBuffs.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-06-06. Retrieved 2007-01-05.  ^ http://articles.latimes.com/1995-08-24/sports/sp-38331_1_college-football ^ 9508210049 ^ https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1988&dat=19950517&id=q28iAAAAIBAJ&sjid=L60FAAAAIBAJ&pg=2531,1445496&hl=en ^ http://www.nydailynews.com/archives/sports/moeller-resigns-wake-arrest-article-1.685611 ^ https://www.nytimes.com/1997/10/29/us/a-marriage-gone-bad-struggles-for-redemption.html ^ https://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/html/94-1039.ZO.html ^ http://www.heritage.org/about/mission/lfa/initiatives/rule-of-law/judicial-activism/cases/romer-v-evans ^ All in the family: Miles coaches son of late QB recruit

External links[edit]

Official website Bill McCartney at the College Football Hall of Fame

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Colorado Buffaloes head football coaches

No coach (1890–1893) Harry Heller (1894) Fred Folsom (1895–1899) Theron W. Mortimer (1900) Fred Folsom (1901–1902) Dave Cropp (1903–1904) Willis Kienholz
Willis Kienholz
(1905) Frank Castleman
Frank Castleman
(1906–1907) Fred Folsom (1908–1915) Bob Evans (1916–1917) Enoch J. Mills
Enoch J. Mills
(1918–1919) Myron E. Witham
Myron E. Witham
(1920–1931) Bill Saunders (1932–1934) Bunny Oakes (1935–1939) Frank Potts (1940) James J. Yeager (1941–1943) Frank Potts (1944–1945) James J. Yeager (1946–1947) Dallas Ward
Dallas Ward
(1948–1958) Sonny Grandelius (1959–1961) William E. Davis (1962) Eddie Crowder
Eddie Crowder
(1963–1973) Bill Mallory (1974–1978) Chuck Fairbanks (1979–1981) Bill McCartney (1982–1994) Rick Neuheisel
Rick Neuheisel
(1995–1998) Gary Barnett
Gary Barnett
(1999–2005) Mike Hankwitz # (2005) Dan Hawkins
Dan Hawkins
(2006–2010) Brian Cabral # (2010) Jon Embree (2011–2012) Mike MacIntyre
Mike MacIntyre
(2013– )

# denotes interim head coach.

Bill McCartney—championships, awards, and honors

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1990 Colorado Buffaloes football—AP & USA Today/CNN national champions

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Head coach: Bill McCartney

Assistant coaches: Gary Barnett Mike Barry Brian Cabral Gerry DiNardo Mike Hankwitz Bob Simmons Ron Vanderlinden

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AFCA Division I FBS Coach of the Year winners

1935: Waldorf 1936: Harlow 1937: Mylin 1938: Kern 1939: Anderson 1940: Shaughnessy 1941: Leahy 1942: Alexander 1943: Stagg 1944: Widdoes 1945: McMillin 1946: Blaik 1947: Crisler 1948: Oosterbaan 1949: Wilkinson 1950: Caldwell 1951: Taylor 1952: Munn 1953: Tatum 1954: Sanders 1955: Daugherty 1956: Wyatt 1957: Hayes 1958: Dietzel 1959: Schwartzwalder 1960: Warmath 1961: Bryant 1962: McKay 1963: Royal 1964: Broyles & Parseghian 1965: Prothro 1966: Cahill 1967: Pont 1968: Paterno 1969: Schembechler 1970: McClendon & Royal 1971: Bryant 1972: McKay 1973: Bryant 1974: Teaff 1975: Kush 1976: Majors 1977: James 1978: Paterno 1979: Bruce 1980: Dooley 1981: Ford 1982: Paterno 1983: Hatfield 1984: Edwards 1985: DeBerry 1986: Paterno 1987: MacPherson 1988: Nehlen 1989: McCartney 1990: Ross 1991: B. Lewis 1992: Stallings 1993: Alvarez 1994: Osborne 1995: Barnett 1996: Br. Snyder 1997: Carr 1998: Fulmer 1999: Beamer 2000: Stoops 2001: Coker & Friedgen 2002: Tressel 2003: Carroll 2004: Tuberville 2005: Paterno 2006: Grobe 2007: Mangino 2008: Whittingham 2009: Patterson 2010: C. Kelly 2011: Miles 2012: B. Kelly 2013: Cutcliffe 2014: Patterson 2015: Swinney 2016: MacIntyre 2017: Frost

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Paul "Bear" Bryant Award winners

1986: Paterno 1987: MacPherson 1988: Holtz 1989: McCartney 1990: Ross 1991: James 1992: Stallings 1993: Bowden 1994: Brooks 1995: Barnett 1996: Br. Snyder 1997: Carr 1998: Bi. Snyder 1999: Beamer 2000: Stoops 2001: Coker 2002: Tressel 2003: Saban 2004: Tuberville 2005: Brown 2006: Petersen 2007: Mangino 2008: Whittingham 2009: Petersen 2010: Chizik 2011: Gundy 2012: O'Brien 2013: Malzahn 2014: Patterson 2015: Swinney 2016: Swinney 2017: Frost

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Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award winners

1957: Hayes 1958: Dietzel 1959: Schwartzwalder 1960: Warmath 1961: Royal 1962: McKay 1963: Royal 1964: Parseghian 1965: Daugherty 1966: Cahill 1967: Pont 1968: Hayes 1969: Schembechler 1970: Agase 1971: Devaney 1972: McKay 1973: Majors 1974: Teaff 1975: Hayes 1976: Majors 1977: Holtz 1978: Paterno 1979: Bruce 1980: Dooley 1981: Ford 1982: Paterno 1983: Schnellenberger 1984: Edwards 1985: DeBerry 1986: Paterno 1987: MacPherson 1988: Holtz 1989: McCartney 1990: Ross 1991: James 1992: Stallings 1993: Bowden 1994: Brooks 1995: Barnett 1996: Snyder 1997: Price 1998: Fulmer 1999: Beamer 2000: Stoops 2001: Friedgen 2002: Tressel 2003: Saban 2004: Meyer 2005: Weis 2006: Schiano 2007: Mangino 2008: Saban 2009: Patterson 2010: C. Kelly 2011: Gundy 2012: B. Kelly 2013: Malzahn 2014: Patterson 2015: Ferentz 2016: MacIntyre 2017: Frost

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Walter Camp Coach of the Year Award winners

1967: Pont 1968: Hayes 1969: Schembechler 1970: Blackman 1971: Devaney 1972: Paterno 1973: Majors 1974: Switzer 1975: Kush 1976: Burns 1977: Holtz 1978: Powers 1979: Mackovic 1980: Dooley 1981: Sherrill 1982: Stovall 1983: White 1984: Morrison 1985: DeBerry 1986: Johnson 1987: MacPherson 1988: Nehlen 1989: McCartney 1990: Ross 1991: B. Bowden 1992: Stallings 1993: T. Bowden 1994: Paterno 1995: Barnett 1996: Br. Snyder 1997: Carr 1998: Bi. Snyder 1999: Beamer 2000: Stoops 2001: Friedgen 2002: Ferentz 2003: Stoops 2004: Tuberville 2005: Paterno 2006: Schiano 2007: Mangino 2008: Saban 2009: Patterson 2010: C. Kelly 2011: Miles 2012: B. Kelly 2013: Cutcliffe 2014: Patterson 2015: Swinney 2016: MacIntyre 2017: Richt

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