William Flynn (American football)

William K. Flynn (c. 1896 – October 9, 1958) was an American football coach. He served as the head coach at Loyola University New Orleans from 1921 to 1923, compiling a record of 11–8–2.

Billy Flynn
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Flynn at Loyola in 1923
Biographical details
Bornc. 1896
Died(1958-10-09)October 9, 1958 (aged 62)
Morristown, New Jersey
Playing career
1920Holy Cross
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1921–1923Loyola (LA)
1934–1958Morristown HS (NJ)
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
1921–?Loyola (LA)
Head coaching record
Overall11–8–2 (college)


Flynn attended the College of the Holy Cross, where he played on the football team. He graduated in 1921.[1]

In May 1921, the Loyola University New Orleans hired Flynn as its athletic director and football coach.[2] He was tasked with starting up an athletics program at the school, and he coached the football team in its inaugural season in 1921.[3] Although the Associated Press described the first season as "unsuccessful",[4] Flynn improved the team incrementally over his next two years. In 1923, Loyola compiled a 5–1–1 record.[5] After three seasons at the helm, Flynn stepped down as coach and was replaced by Moon Ducote.[3]

In 1934, he became the head football coach at Morristown High School in Morristown, New Jersey, a post he held until his death. A resident of Morristown, Flynn died on October 9, 1958 at Morristown Memorial Hospital.[6]

Head coaching recordEdit


Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Loyola Wolf Pack (Independent) (1921–1923)
1921 Loyola 2–4
1922 Loyola 4–3–1
1923 Loyola 5–1–1
Loyola: 11–8–2
Total: 11–8–2


  1. ^ 2009 Holy Cross Football Yearbook, p. 104, College of the Holy Cross, 2009.
  2. ^ FLYNN OF HOLY CROSS TO BE GENERAL COACH TO LOYOLA, Boston Daily Globe, May 13, 1921.
  3. ^ a b The Wolf, p. 112, Loyola University of New Orleans, 1924.
  4. ^ Southern College Elevens Get Ready For Grid Season, St. Petersburg Times, September 7, 1922.
  5. ^ The Wolf, p. 116, Loyola University of New Orleans, 1924.
  6. ^ WILLIAM K. FLYNN, The New York Times, October 10, 1958.