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William G. Kline
Title Head Coach
Sport Football
Career highlights
Overall Football: 22–11–3 (.653)
Basketball: 30–23 (.566)
Coaching stats
College Football DataWarehouse
Playing career
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
University of Nebraska
University of Florida
University of Nebraska

William G. Kline was an American college football and college basketball coach. At different times, Kline served as the head coach of the Nebraska Cornhuskers basketball and football teams, as well as the Florida Gators basketball and football teams.

Kline played college football at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign.

In 1918, he coached football at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, Nebraska, where he compiled a 3–3–1 record.[1] The highlight of his season coaching Nebraska came when the Cornhuskers played the Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team to a scoreless tie. He joined the U.S. Army during World War I.

From 1920 to 1922, he coached at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, where he compiled a 19–8–2 record in three seasons.[1] During his time at Florida, he also coached the Florida Gators men's basketball team, tallying an overall record in two seasons of 7–11.[2] From 1923 to 1925, returned to the University of Nebraska, where he became the school's basketball coach; he compiled a 23–12 record in his two seasons there.[3]

Record as head football coach

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl Rank#
Nebraska Cornhuskers (Missouri Valley Conference) (1918–1918)
1918 Nebraska 3–3–1
Nebraska: 3–3–1
Florida Gators (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1920–1921)
1920 Florida 6–3
1921 Florida 6–3–2
Florida Gators (Southern Conference) (1922–1922)
1922 Florida 7–2 2–0 5th
Florida: 19–8–2 2–0[4]
Total: 22–11–3[1]
      National Championship         Conference Title         Conference Division Title
Indicates BCS bowl game. #Rankings from final Coaches Poll.
°Rankings from final AP Poll.

See also


  1. ^ a b c College Football Data Warehouse, All-Time Coaching Records, William G. Kline Records By Year. Retrieved February 10, 2010.
  2. ^, College Basketball Coaches, W.G. Klein. Retrieved March 2, 2010.
  3. ^, College Basketball Coaches, W.E. Kline. Retrieved March 2, 2010.
  4. ^ 2009 Southern Conference Football Media Guide, Year-by-Year Standings, pp. 74–77 (2009). Retrieved March 16, 2010.
Sporting positions
Preceded by
E. J. Stewart
University of Nebraska Head Football Coach
Succeeded by
Henry Schulte
Preceded by
Alfred L. Buser
University of Florida Head Football Coach
1920 – 1922
Succeeded by
James Van Fleet
Preceded by
C.J. McCoy
University of Florida Head Basketball Coach
1919 – 1921
Succeeded by
C.Y. Byrd


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