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Bill Michael
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Sport Football
Career highlights
Overall 5–43
Coaching stats
College Football DataWarehouse
Playing career
1956-1958 Arkansas
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Oklahoma (OL)

Bill Michael was the head football coach at UTEP from 1977 to 1981, serving as the school's seventeenth head coach. He compiled a 5-43(.104) record, which eventually led to his firing in 1981. He lost 10 consecutive games three times, including his first 2 seasons.

He has also coached at his alma mater University of Arkansas. He coached at Oklahoma, and served under hall-of-fame coach Barry Switzer. During his three seasons there, the team compiled a 43-6-1 record, including two Sugar Bowl championships. He served as the linebackers coach at the University of South Carolina in 1983.

Head coaching record

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl
UTEP Miners (Western Athletic Conference) (1977–1981)
1977 UTEP 1–10
1978 UTEP 1–11
1979 UTEP 2–9
1980 UTEP 1–11
1981 UTEP 0–2*
UTEP: 5–43 *Alton coached the remainder of the season.
Total: 5–43
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