Wake Forest Hall of Famer Bill Eutsler Passes Away
Bill Eustler
Feb. 23, 2015

WINSTON-SAELM, N.C. - Bill Eutsler, a member of the Wake Forest Sports Hall of Fame, passed away on Saturday, February 14 at the age of 96.

Eutsler was a football and baseball letterman for Wake Forest from 1937-39. A 1940 graduate of Wake Forest College, he was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1977.

Following his collegiate career, Eutsler played one season of pro baseball in the Washington Senators organization but made his fame as a prolific North Carolina high school coach.

A native of Whiteville, N.C., Eutsler coached Richmond High School's football team in Rockingham, N.C., from 1940-71, compiling an amazing .753 winning percentage with a 226-74-14 record. He coached basketball from 1947-52 and was 104-24 and had a 111-48 baseball coaching record in 11 seasons from 1947-57. His football teams won 13 conference championships, six Eastern Championships, and four state titles. He also won a state baseball title in 1956. He remained at Richmond High as athletic director after retiring from coaching.

In 1963, he served as the head coach of the North Carolina team in the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas.

Eutsler is a former president of the North Carolina Coaches Association and has written several publications on football coaching. He was named Wake Forest's Outstanding Alumnus in the Field of Education and Athletics in 1970 and was named the Outstanding Athletic Director in North Carolina in 1975-76.

Eutsler was born May 6, 1918 in Raleigh. He was inducted into North Carolina High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame in 1990 and the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame in 1992.

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