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William H. "Navy Bill" Saunders was an American football
American football
player and coach. He served as the head football coach at Colorado State Teachers College—now the University of Northern Colorado—from 1928 to 1931, at the University of Colorado at Boulder
University of Colorado at Boulder
from 1932 to 1934, and at the University of Denver
University of Denver
from 1936 to 1938, compiling a career college football record of 44–28–8. Saunders played football as a lineman at the United States Naval Academy
United States Naval Academy
and was later a line coach at the Agricultural College of Colorado, now Colorado State University.[1] Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs

Colorado State Teachers (Rocky Mountain Faculty Athletic Conference) (1928–1931)

1928 Colorado State Teachers 4–4 3–4 8th

1929 Colorado State Teachers 4–3 3–2 6th

1930 Colorado State Teachers 2–2–3 2–2–3 T–5th

1931 Colorado State Teachers 2–4–1 2–4–1 9th

Colorado State Teachers: 12–13–4 10–12–1

Colorado Silver and Gold / Buffaloes (Rocky Mountain Faculty Athletic Conference) (1932–1934)

1932 Colorado 2–4 2–4 8th

1933 Colorado 7–2 5–2 4th

1934 Colorado 6–1–2 6–1 T–1st

Colorado: 15–7–2 13–7

Denver Pioneers (Rocky Mountain Faculty Athletic Conference) (1936–1937)

1936 Denver 7–1–1 6–1–1 2nd

1937 Denver 6–3 5–2 T–3rd

Denver Pioneers (Mountain States Conference) (1938)

1938 Denver 4–4–1 3–2–1 T–2nd

Denver: 17–8–2 15–5–2

Total: 44–28–8

References[edit]

^ "Saunders Signs for 5 Years As Colorado Football Coach". The New York Times. Associated Press. February 6, 1932. Retrieved November 22, 2010. 

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