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'Lone Star' Dietz named to College Hall of Fame
Friday, May 25, 2012
By WSU Athletics
PULLMAN, Wash. - Former Washington State football coach William Henry "Lone Star" Dietz has been selected to the College Football Hall of Fame 2012 Divisional Class, the National Football Foundation announced May 22.
With a lengthy career spanning many schools and decades, Dietz provided a foundation for football success at many universities across the nation. He served as the head coach for 19 seasons at seven institutions and enjoyed a distinguished career as an assistant coach, helping College Football Hall of Fame coach Pop Warner prepare Stanford for two Rose Bowl appearances.
Truly a legend in his own time, "Lone Star" Dietz had a fantastic career as Washington State's football coach from 1915-17. His teams posted a 17-2-1 record with 15 shutouts. In his inaugural year, he guided WSC (Washington State College) to the Rose Bowl and a 14-0 shutout of Ivy League foe Brown. That team was 7-0 and allowed just one touchdown and one field goal all year. A year later, WSC was 4-2 and his 1917 team finished 6-0-1 while yielding three points to opponents, a field goal in the second game of the season.
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