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William Joe (born October 14, 1940) is a former collegiate and professional
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head coach. He was the American Football League Rookie of the Year in 1963 AFL season, 1963 with the American Football League, AFL's Denver Broncos. In 1965, he was traded to the Buffalo Bills for their legendary fullback, Cookie Gilchrist, and made the American Football League All-Star games, AFL All-Star Team, starting for the Bills in their 1965 AFL season, 1965 American Football League#AFL Championship Games, AFL Championship victory over the San Diego Chargers. Joe later was a successful college head coach for 33 seasons. He coached at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania from 1972 to 1978, Central State University from 1981 to 1993, Florida A&M University from 1994 to 2004, and Miles College from 2008 to 2010. Joe achieved his greatest success at Central State, where his teams won two NAIA National Football Championships, in 1990 and 1992, and made many appearances in the NAIA football playoffs during the 1980s and 1990s. He teams at Florida A&M have made various appearances in the Division I-AA (now FCS) playoffs during the 1990s and early 2000s. In addition, Joe has won five straight black college football national championships with Central State University (1986–1990) and one with Florida A&M (1998). In 2007, he was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. Players coached by Joe who went on to the NFL/CFL/Arena League are: *Central State University: Vince Buck, Vince Heflin, Erik Williams and Hugh Douglas (American football), Hugh Douglas *Florida A&M: Jamie Brown (American football), Jamie Brown, Jamie Nails, Terry Mickens, Dexter Nottage, Wally Williams (American football), Wally Williams, Earl Holmes, Robert Wilson (wide receiver), Robert Wilson, Tony Bland, and Quinn Gray After a two-season absence as a coach, Joe was named head football coach at Miles College, an NCAA Division II school in Fairfield, Alabama on December 12, 2007. He resigned in October 2010, citing poor health. Assistant coach Patrick Peasant took over the team on an interim basis.Miles coach Billy Joe resigns, cites health
(October 5, 2010) ''Sports Illustrated'' He finished his college coaching career with a record of 245–157–4. His number of victories are second only to Eddie Robinson (American football coach), Eddie Robinson among coaches at historically black colleges and universities. Before becoming a head coach, his tenure as an assistant coach included a year at Maryland in 1971, making him the first African-American coach in the Atlantic Coast Conference.


Head coaching record


See also

* List of college football coaches with 200 wins


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