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1937 Wrestling Season > William (Billy) Sheridan

William (Billy) Sheridan

Bio: Much of Lehigh's wrestling tradition is due to the accomplishments of Billy Sheridan. A charter member of the National Collegiate Wrestling Hall of Fame, he is recognized as a founding father of the sport of wrestling. Sheridan coached Engi-neer matmen for an in-credible 41 seasons (1912 through 1952) and is the school's "winningest" wrestling mentor with a 222-86-8 mark.

While coach he developed three Olympians, five national AAU champions, five NCAA title-winners and 59 EIWA champions. His teams won 13 EIWA team crowns and had six undefeated seasons. Sheridan was picked as an alternate coach of the United States Olympic team in 1936 and coach/ manager of the USA squad in the first Pan American Games in 1951.

Sheridan also refereed and in 1928 handled every bout of the first national collegiate tournament. Recognized as the "Knute Rockne of College Wrestling", Sheridan is credited with being the founder of the first summer wrestling camp in the United States. He has previously been inducted into the Helms Athletic Foundation Hall of Fame and the Pennsylvania Wrestling Coaches Hall of Fame.

Sheridan died in 1960 and was married to the late Emily Farrell Sheridan. They have two surviving children, Margie Sheridan Finger and Larry Sheridan.

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Coach History/Record

Year Job Title Wins Loss Ties
1952Coach550
1951Coach810
1950Coach830
1949Coach1020
1948Coach910
1947Coach910
1946Coach620
1945Coach350
1944Coach711
1943Coach800
1942Coach541
1941Coach621
1940Coach521
1939Coach900
1938Coach621
1937Coach720
1936Coach610
1935Coach530
1934Coach900
1933Coach700
1932Coach710
1931Coach700
1930Coach621
1929Coach800
1928Coach710
1927Coach330
1926Coach420
1925Coach430
1924Coach430
1923Coach520
1922Coach150
1921Coach430
1920Coach250
1919Coach320
1918Coach320
1917Coach420
1916Coach320
1915Coach320
1914Coach231
1913Coach410
1912Coach041

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