Bill Walsh

American football player

1931 – 2007

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Who was Bill Walsh?

William Ernest "Bill" Walsh was the head coach of the San Francisco 49ers and the Stanford Cardinal football team, during which time he popularized the West Coast offense. After retiring from the 49ers, Walsh returned as head coach at Stanford and later served as Cardinal athletic director.

Walsh went 102–63–1 with the 49ers, winning ten of his 14 postseason games along with six division titles, three NFC Championship titles, and three Super Bowls. He was named the NFL's Coach of the Year in 1981 and 1984. In 1993, he was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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Born
Nov 30, 1931
Los Angeles
Also known as
  • William Ernest Walsh
Spouses
Children
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • San José State University
Lived in
  • San Francisco Bay Area
  • Los Angeles
Died
Jul 30, 2007
Woodside

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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