Bill Yeoman Death – Dead : Bill Yeoman Obituary : College Football Hall of Famer Dies at 92.
College Football Hall of Famer and Houston legend Bill Yeoman passed away Wednesday at the age of 92.
The first representative from the University of Houston to be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame, Yeoman coached the Cougars for a remarkable 25 seasons from 1962 to 1986. His 160 victories are the most in Houston’s history.
Yeoman was the man responsible for turning the University of Houston football program from relative obscurity into national prominence in two-and-a-half decades. He guided the Cougars to four Southwest Conference championships and 11 bowl games, posting a 6-4-1 mark in postseason competition, according to a statement posted online on Aug. 12, 2020 by uhcougars.com
Cause of Death.
We have no information at the moment on of caused death . This post will be updated as soon as we have that information.
The following are some tributes posted on social media to honor the life and the legacy of the deceased.
The college football community mourns the loss of a great today.
— Texas Bowl (@TexasBowl) August 12, 2020
Michael Beckman wrote
R.I.P.: Bill Yeoman Hall of Fame great coach of the University of Houston Cougars – not just one of the greatest coaches of all time but a great gentleman.
He invented the veer triple option offense-that the rest of college football was soon to use.
.@UHCougarFB head coach Dana Holgorsen on Bill Yeoman, who died around noon today:
“Coach Yeoman was a leader and visionary in our game. Not only was he a Hall of Fame coach, but also he brought our program to national prominence during his tenure.” pic.twitter.com/fITr8sf8mx
— Andy Yanez (@AYanez_5) August 12, 2020
Former UH All-American WR Elmo Wright (1967-70) recalls a moment he shared about 15 years ago with the late Bill Yeoman, who passed away today: “I looked him in his eyes while I was shaking his hand and I said ‘coach, I love you man.’ I said ‘I really do.’ I knew I was doing..” pic.twitter.com/XtaYCkInWH
— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) August 12, 2020
Joseph Duarte wrote
Former Houston coach Art Briles on passing of Bill Yeoman: “He knew me when I was 18. He was instrumental in my life there, especially with the tragedy that I went through with my mother and dad. His support and the coaching staff and players still holds dear to my heart today.”
David Barron wrote
I covered a few UH games for the @dctf newsletter from 1980-84 near the end of Bill Yeoman’s tenure. Arguably the most memorable was the 1984 SMU game in which the Cougars gained a hundred yards on trap plays alone. That win put them in the Cotton Bowl. RIP, Coach Yeoman.
Greg Bailey wrote
Rest in peace to a true #Htown and Texas icon, Bill Yeoman. He coached the Cougars for 25 years and brought fear into the old SWC with his veer offense. 4 conference titles and 11 bowl games. 92 remarkable years on this earth.
AD Chris Pezman on the passing of Bill Yeoman:
“For three decades, Coach Yeoman worked tirelessly to build the foundation and set the standard for success at the University of Houston. He was one of the most innovative minds…”
University of Houston wrote
We are saddened by the loss of Coach Bill Yeoman. Serving as Houston’s head football coach from 1962-1986, he led the Cougars to victory more than any other coach in school history. http://bit.ly/2Fjp2bP