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Title: Happy Birthday to the Legendary Coach William Billy Joe 10-14-2021
Post by: MilesBear1 on October 14, 2021, 01:17:25 PM
Billy Joe (American football)

Position:Running back
Personal information
Born:   October 14, 1940 (age 80)
Aynor, South Carolina
Height:   6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:   235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
College:   Villanova
NFL Draft:   1963 / Round: 9 / Pick: 119
AFL Draft:   1963 / Round: 11 / Pick: 85
Career history
As a player:
Denver Broncos (1963–1964)
Buffalo Bills (1965)
Miami Dolphins (1966)
New York Jets (1967–1969)
As a coach:
Cheyney (1970) (assistant coach)
Maryland (1971) (assistant coach)
Cheyney (1972–1978) (head coach)
Philadelphia Eagles (1979–1980) (running backs coach)
Central State (1981–1993) (head coach)
Florida A&M (1994–2004) (head coach)
Miles (2008–2010) (head coach)
Career highlights and awards
AFL Rookie of the Year (1963)
AFL All-Star (1965)
American Football League champion (1965)
NAIA Division I Coach of the Year (1992)
3× MEAC Coach of the Year (1995–1996, 2001)
Career NFL statistics
Rushing yards:   2,010
Yards per carry:   3.7
Rushing touchdowns:   15
College Football Hall of Fame

William Joe (born October 14, 1940) is a former American football player and coach. He was the American Football League Rookie of the Year in 1963 with the AFL's Denver Broncos. In 1965, he was traded to the Buffalo Bills for their legendary fullback, Cookie Gilchrist, and made the AFL All-Star Team, starting for the Bills in their 1965 AFL Championship victory over the San Diego Chargers.

Joe later was a successful college head coach for 33 seasons. He coached at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania from 1972 to 1978, Central State University from 1981 to 1993, Florida A&M University from 1994 to 2004, and Miles College from 2008 to 2010. Joe achieved his greatest success at Central State, where his teams won two NAIA National Football Championships, in 1990 and 1992, and made many appearances in the NAIA football playoffs during the 1980s and 1990s. He teams at Florida A&M have made various appearances in the Division I-AA (now FCS) playoffs during the 1990s and early 2000s.[1]

In addition, Joe has won five straight black college football national championships with Central State University (1986–1990) and one with Florida A&M (1998). In 2007, he was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a coach.

Players coached by Joe who went on to the NFL/CFL/Arena League are:

Central State University: Vince Buck, Vince Heflin, Erik Williams and Hugh Douglas
Florida A&M: Jamie Brown, Jamie Nails, Terry Mickens, Dexter Nottage, Wally Williams, Earl Holmes, Robert Wilson, Tony Bland, and Quinn Gray
After a two-season absence as a coach, Joe was named head football coach at Miles College, an NCAA Division II school in Fairfield, Alabama on December 12, 2007. He resigned in October 2010, citing poor health. Assistant coach Patrick Peasant took over the team on an interim basis.[2]

He finished his college coaching career with a record of 245–157–4. His number of victories are second only to Eddie Robinson among coaches at historically black colleges and universities.

Before becoming a head coach, his tenure as an assistant coach included a year at Maryland in 1971, making him the first African-American coach in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

1   Head coaching record
2   See also
3   References
4   External links
Head coaching record
Year   Team   Overall   Conference   Standing   Bowl/playoffs
Cheyney Wolves (Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference) (1972–1978)
1972   Cheyney   6–3   2–3   5th (Eastern)   
1973   Cheyney   5–4   3–2   4th (Eastern)   
1974   Cheyney   5–4   2–4   5th (Eastern)   
1975   Cheyney   4–6   2–4   6th (Eastern)   
1976   Cheyney   1–7   1–5   6th (Eastern)   
1977   Cheyney   4–5   1–4   6th (Eastern)   
1978   Cheyney   6–3   4–1   2nd (Eastern)   
Cheyney:   31–32   15–23   
Central State Marauders (NCAA Division II independent) (1981–1986)
1981   Central State   4–7         
1982   Central State   7–4         
1983   Central State   12–1         L NCAA Division II Championship
1984   Central State   9–2         L NCAA Division II First Round
1985   Central State   8–3         L NCAA Division II First Round
1986   Central State   10–1–1         L NCAA Division II Semifinal
Central State Marauders (NAIA Division I independent) (1987–1993)
1987   Central State   10–1–1         L NAIA Division I First Round
1988   Central State   11–2         L NAIA Division I Semifinal
1989   Central State   10–3         L NAIA Division I Semifinal
1990   Central State   10–1         W NAIA Division I Championship
1991   Central State   11–2         L NAIA Division I Championship
1992   Central State   12–1         W NAIA Division I Championship
1993   Central State   8–1–2         L NAIA Division I Semifinal
Central State:   120–30–4      
Florida A&M Rattlers (Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) (1994–2003)
1994   Florida A&M   6–5   2–4   T–5th   
1995   Florida A&M   9–3   6–0   1st   
1996   Florida A&M   9–3   7–0   1st   L I-AA Playoffs First Round
1997   Florida A&M   9–3   5–2   T–2nd   L NCAA Division I-AA First Round
1998   Florida A&M   11–2   7–1   T–1st   L NCAA Division I-AA Quarterfinal
1999   Florida A&M   11–4   7–1   2nd   L NCAA Division I-AA Semifinal
2000   Florida A&M   9–3   7–1   1st   L NCAA Division I-AA First Round
2001   Florida A&M   7–4   7–1   1st   L NCAA Division I-AA First Round
2002   Florida A&M   7–5   5–3   T–2nd   
2003   Florida A&M   6–6   3–4   6th   
Florida A&M Rattlers (NCAA Division I-AA independent) (2004)
2004   Florida A&M   3–8         
Florida A&M:   86–46   56–17   
Miles Golden Bears (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) (2008–2010)
2008   Miles   2–8   2–7   T–8th   
2009   Miles   4–7   3–6   T–7th   
2010   Miles   2–4         
Miles:   8–19      
Total:   245–157–4

I had the Honor to serve as his Film Coordinator during his time at Miles College. And it was an Honor to have worked for a Living Legend of Black College Football Coaching Ranks. I go by his home here in Birmingham sometimes and hangout with him and his family in which I'm an Adopted member of the Joe Family. But Happy Birthday Coach and I know that I will get a phone call or Facetime from him later today after he see this Birthday Recognition of him. Yes he reads the Onnidan. :nod: :lol: :clap: :bow:   
Title: Re: Happy Birthday to the Legendary Coach William Billy Joe 10-14-2021
Post by: LULions on October 15, 2021, 10:25:07 AM
Happy Birthday Coach! :clap:
Title: Re: Happy Birthday to the Legendary Coach William Billy Joe 10-14-2021
Post by: soflorattler on October 15, 2021, 10:28:51 AM
Belated Happy Birthday, Coach Joe! Fo'mo'!!!
Title: Re: Happy Birthday to the Legendary Coach William Billy Joe 10-14-2021
Post by: MilesBear1 on October 18, 2021, 12:01:25 PM
Yep Coach Joe is 81 years old now.And still hanging with us. :nod: :clap: :bow: