Rollie Williams

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Rollie Williams
Rollie Williams.jpg
Williams from 1941 Hawkeye
Sport(s) Football, basketball, baseball
Biographical details
Born (1897-10-11)October 11, 1897
Edgerton, Wisconsin
Died April 5, 1968(1968-04-05) (aged 70)
North Liberty, Iowa
Playing career
1920–1922 Wisconsin
1923 Racine Legion
1920–1923 Wisconsin
c. 1920 Wisconsin
Position(s) Halfback (football)
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1923 Millikin
1923–1923 Millikin
1929–1942 Iowa
1950–1951 Iowa
1924 Millikin
Head coaching record
Overall 4–5 (football)
149–143 (basketball)
1–6 (baseball)

Rolland Franklin "Rollie" Williams (October 11, 1897 – April 5, 1968) was an American football, basketball, and baseball player and coach. He played professional football in the National Football League (NFL) for the Racine Legion in 1923. He played football, baseball and basketball at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Williams was the head football, basketball, and baseball coach at Millikin University during the 1923–24 academic year. He served two stints as the head basketball coach at the University of Iowa, from 1929 to 1942 and again for the 1950–51 season. He was inducted in the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame in 1960.[1]

Williams was born in Edgerton, Wisconsin on October 11, 1897. He died on April 5, 1968, of a heart attack at his home in North Liberty, Iowa.[2]


  1. ^ Rollie Williams. Wisconsin Athletics Hall of Fame.
  2. ^ "Williams, Former Iowa Coach, Dies,". The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier. Waterloo, Iowa. Associated Press. April 7, 1966. p. 50. Retrieved March 8, 2018 – via open access publication – free to read. 

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