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Branch Bocock
Title Head coach
College Georgia
Virginia Tech
UNC
LSU
South Carolina
William & Mary
Sport Football
Born c. 1884
Died May 25, 1946 (aged 62)
Career highlights
Coaching stats
College Football DataWarehouse
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1908
1909–1910
1911
1912–1915
1920–1921
1925–1926
1928–1930, 36–38
Georgia
Virginia Tech
UNC
Virginia Tech
LSU
South Carolina
William & Mary

Branch Bocock (c. 1884 – May 25, 1946) was the head football coach for the University of Georgia (1908), Virginia Tech (1909-1910, 1912-1915), the University of North Carolina (1911), Louisiana State University (1920-1921), University of South Carolina (1925-1926) and William & Mary (1928-1930, 1936-1938). His career record as a head coach was 98-55-9. Bocock also served as the head basketball and baseball coaches for Louisiana State University and the University of South Carolina.

Although official records only give Bocock credit for coaching the Georgia Bulldogs football team in 1908, he also coached the last three games of Georgia's 1907 season. In 1907, Georgia head football coach Bull Whitney was caught in a controversy over the revelation that there were at least four ringers (paid professionals) on the Georgia and Georgia Tech teams during the game played that year. As a result, Georgia removed all known ringers from its team and Whitney was forced to resign, handing the coaching duties over to Bocock for the last three games. Georgia was 2-1 in those three games.

At Virginia Tech, Bocock was the team's first true professional coach and the first head football coach to receive a full-time salary.

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Head coaching record

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl Coaches# AP°
Georgia Bulldogs (Independent) (1908–1908)
1908 Georgia Bulldogs 5-2-1
Georgia: 5-2-1
Virginia Tech Hokies (Independent) (1910–1910, 1912–1915)
1909 Virginia Tech Hokies 6-1-0
1910 Virginia Tech 6-2-0
1912 Virginia Tech 5-4-0
1913 Virginia Tech 7-1-1
1914 Virginia Tech 6-2-1
1915 Virginia Tech 4-4-0
Virginia Tech: 34-14-2
North Carolina Tar Heels (Independent) (1911–1911)
1911 North Carolina 6-1-1
North Carolina: 6-1-1
LSU Tigers (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1920–1921)
1920 LSU 5-3-1
1921 LSU 6-1-1
LSU: 11-4-2
South Carolina Gamecocks (Southern Conference) (1925–1926)
1925 South Carolina 7-3-0 2-2-0
1926 South Carolina 6-4-0 4-2-0
South Carolina: 13-7-0 6-4-0
William & Mary Tribe (Southern Conference (1936–38)) (1928–1930, 1936–1938)
1928 William & Mary 6-3-2
1929 William & Mary 8-2-0
1930 William & Mary 7-2-1
1936 William & Mary 1-8-0 0-5-0
1937 William & Mary 4-5-0 1-3-0
1938 William & Mary 3-7-0 0-4-0
William & Mary: 29-27-3 1-12-0
Total: 87-54-8
Indicates BCS bowl game. #Rankings from final Coaches Poll.

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