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William "Bill" Klein

Over a coaching span of 24 years (1917 – 1941) Klein without high school or college degrees led amateur and semiprofessional football team (Bulldogs, Strollers, South Akron Awnings, Orient A.C., Welch A.C. and Ellet Junior Order) to 39 and 28-game winning streaks and enough championships to satisfy a dozen coaches. In 1940 and 1941 the Awnings ruled semi-pro football in five states (Indiana, Michigan, New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania.)

Inducted 1957 | Coach