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DWilliamsDale Williams

Attended high school at Bonner Springs High School. Lettered in football and track. Earned first-team all-conference honors and was named to the All-KC Area Team in football.

Enrolled at Baker in the fall of 1954. Played and lettered all four years in football. Also participated in campus activities as a member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity and sang in the University Choir all four years.

Graduated in 1958 with a Bachelor of Arts in physical education. Shortly after, began a career in teaching and coaching. In 1965 earned a Master of Arts in guidance and counseling from the University of Kansas.

During his career, coached seven sports: Basketball, football, track, baseball, softball, volleyball and tennis. Since 1967 has taught and coached at Fort Osage (Mo.) High School

His career basketball coaching record includes

Junior high boys Won 80 Lost 36

Sophomore boys Won 30 Lost 31

High school boys Won 61 Lost 47

High school girls Won 401 Lost 192

College women Won 22 Lost 23

Total winning percentage: 64%

Coaching record includes a total of 14 conference championships, 6 district championships, 5 sectional championships and 12 invitational tournament championships.

Honored on 13 occasions as Conference “Coach of the year”. Additionally, was recognized twice by the Independence Examiner as Coach of the Year. Honored by the Kansas City Area/Sports Connection as their Coach of the Year for girls sports.

Has three children: Robert Hillman Williams, Karre Wiederholt Kelly and Sheri Anne Williams.

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Anyone is eligible to write an open letter of nomination regarding an individual they believe to be worthy of induction to the Baker University Athletic Hall of Fame. The nominations must be received by December 31 to be considered for induction during the next calendar year. Once an individual is nominated, he or she remain in an active file for review by the Hall of Fame Selection Committee. The selection committee sends recommendations in the spring to the President of the University for final approval for fall induction.

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- Meritorious service to the Baker University athletic programs

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