Bill Warner (American football)

Bill Warner
Warner pictured in Yackety Yak 1906, UNC yearbook
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1881-01-24)January 24, 1881
Springville, New York
Died February 12, 1944(1944-02-12) (aged 63)
Portland, Oregon
Playing career
1899–1902 Cornell
1902 Syracuse A. A.
Position(s) Guard
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1903 Cornell
1905 North Carolina
1906–1907 Colgate
1909 Saint Louis
1910–1911 Oregon
Head coaching record
Overall 25–15–5
College Football Hall of Fame
Inducted in 1971 (profile)

William J. Warner (January 24, 1881 – February 2, 1944) was an American football player and coach. Warner graduated from Cornell University in 1903 and was a member of the Sphinx Head Society. He was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1971.

Following his playing career at Cornell University, Warner was the head football coach at Cornell University, the University of North Carolina, Colgate University, St. Louis University, and the University of Oregon.

Warner was the brother of famed football coach Pop Warner. In 1902, Bill and Glenn both played pro football for the Syracuse Athletic Club during the first World Series of Football, held at Madison Square Garden. It was during this event, that Warner played in the very first professional indoor football game as his Syracuse squad upset the heavily favored "New York" team. While Glenn was injured during the event with a head injury, Bill and the rest of the Syracuse team went on to win the event.


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