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William Ward
Title Head coach
Sport Football
Career highlights
Overall 9–1
Coaching stats
College Football DataWarehouse
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1896 Michigan

William Ward was the coach of the University of Michigan football team in 1896. He led the team to a 9–1 record, outscoring opponents 262 to 11. The team went undefeated allowed only four points in its first nine games, including victories over Michigan Normal (18–0), Grand Rapids High School (44–0), Physicians & Surgeons of Chicago (28–0), Rush Lake Forest (66–0), Purdue (16–0), Lehigh (40–0), Minnesota (6–4), Oberlin (10–0), and Wittenberg (28–0). The final game of the season was against the University of Chicago at Chicago Coliseum. Chicago won a close game, 7–6, in front of 8,000 fans.

Head coaching record

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl
Michigan Wolverines (Big Ten Conference) (1896)
1896 Michigan 9–1 2–1 2nd
Michigan: 9–1 2–1
Total: 9–1

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
William McCauley
University of Michigan Head Football Coach
1896
Succeeded by
Gustave Ferbert
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