Willis Kienholz

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Willis Kienholz
William S Kienholz.jpg
Kienholz pictured in The Chinook 1911, Washington State yearbook
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1875-10-22)October 22, 1875
Kasson, Minnesota
Died September 20, 1958(1958-09-20) (aged 82)
Seattle, Washington
Playing career
1898–1899 Minnesota
Position(s) Halfback, quarterback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1904 North Carolina A&M
1905 Colorado
1906 North Carolina
1907 Auburn
1909 Washington State
Head coaching record
Overall 22–9–5

William Simmian "Willis" Kienholz (October 10, 1875 – September 20, 1958) was an American football player and coach. He served one-year stints as the head coach at five different colleges: North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts—now North Carolina State University (1904), the University of Colorado at Boulder (1905), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1906), Auburn University (1907), and Washington State University (1909), compiling a career record of 22–9–5. Kienholz played football at the University of Minnesota in 1898 and 1899. He died on September 20, 1958 in Seattle, Washington.[1]

Coaching career

Kienholz pictured in Minnesota attire.

In 1904, Kienholz coached at North Carolina A&M, and compiled a 3–1–2 record. In 1905, he coached at Colorado, and compiled an 8–1 record. In 1907, he coached at Auburn, and compiled a 6–2–1 record. In 1909, he coached at Washington State, and compiled a 4–1 record.

Head coaching record

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
North Carolina A&M Aggies (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1904)
1904 North Carolina A&M 3–1–2
North Carolina A&M: 3–1–2
Colorado Silver and Gold (Colorado Football Association) (1905)
1905 Colorado 8–1
Colorado: 8–1
North Carolina Tar Heels (Independent) (1906)
1906 North Carolina 1–4–2
North Carolina: 1–4–2
Auburn Tigers (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1907)
1907 Auburn 6–2–1 3–2–1 T–5th
Auburn: 6–2–1 3–2–1
Washington State (Independent) (1909)
1909 Washington State 4–1
Washington State: 4–1
Total: 22–9–5


  1. ^ "Ex-WSC Coach Dies". The Daily Chronicle. Centralia, Washington. Associated Press. September 22, 1958. p. 8. Retrieved September 4, 2016 – via Newspapers.com open access publication – free to read.

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