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Bill Alexander learned coaching from John Heisman, who he eventually replaced at Georgia Tech. He was able to slide right into the position and continue the winning ways started by his mentor.
Coach Alexander took Georgia Tech to the Rose Bowl after the 1928 season and brought home a national championship by beating Cal in their own backyard. He would continue his winning ways all the way into the World War II years when his protege Bobby Dodd would pick up the torch in 1945.
The stability John Heisman crated was maintained by William Alexander and passed on to Coach Dodd, helping Georgia Tech to maintain its status as a national power.
Stats at Tech:
25 seasons, 135-95-15 overall, 3-2 in bowl games
Titles/Awards at Tech:
Eight Conference Championships—(SIAA) 1920, 1921, (SoCon) 1922, 1927, 1928, (SEC) 1939, 1943, 1944
SEC Coach of the Year—1939
AFCA Coach of the Year—1942
Amos Alonzo Stagg Award—1947
Georgia Tech Hall of Fame—1963
College Football Hall of Fame—1951