|Birth: ||Apr. 1, 1915|
|Death: ||Apr. 11, 2012|
College Basketball Coach. For fourteen seasons (1941 to 1942, 1946 to 1959), he directed Brown University, Ohio State and the University of Washington, earning three Regular Season Conference Championships and one Final Four appearance. Born William Henry Harrison Dye, he was named after the ninth US President William Henry Harrison and was dubbed 'Tippy', a derivation of the president's nickname 'Tippecanoe'. While attending Ohio State he was a multi-sport athlete receiving All-Big Ten honors in basketball and football. Following graduation, he played professional football with the original Cincinnati Bengals and in 1941, he launched his collegiate coaching career at Brown. During World War II, he served with the US Navy and coached their football squad which included quarterback great Otto Graham. He took over the reigns of the Ohio State program and during his tenure there (1946 to 1950), he guided the Buckeyes to a 22 win 4 loss record and a tournament berth (1949-1950). While with the University of Washington (1950 to 1954), Dye led the Huskies to two tournament berths (1951 and 1953) and coached Hall of Fame player Bob Houbregs. He moved on from coaching following the 1959 season after compiling a 220 win 132 loss record and went onto serve as athletic director at the University of Nebraska. While at the capacity, their football program enjoyed a highly-successful period under Hall of Fame coaches Bob Devaney and Tom Osborne. He is a member of the University of Washington Huskies Hall of Fame. (bio by: C.S.)
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Record added: Apr 12, 2012
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