William Leckonby

William Leckonby

William Leckonby
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Sport(s) Football, golf
Biographical details
Born (1917-09-16)September 16, 1917
Greenville, Ohio
Died October 22, 2007(2007-10-22) (aged 90)
Playing career
c. 1938

St. Lawrence
Brooklyn Dodgers (NFL)
Coaching career (HC unless noted)

Administrative career (AD unless noted)
1962–1984 Lehigh
Head coaching record
Overall 85–53–5 (football)
161–62 (golf)
College Football Data Warehouse

William Bader "Bill" Leckonby (September 16, 1917 – October 22, 2007) was an American football player, coach of football and golf, and college athletics administrator. He played college football at St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York and from 1939 to 1941 in the National Football League with the Brooklyn Dodgers. Leckonby served as the head football coach at Lehigh University from 1946 to 1961, compiling a record of 85–53–5. His 85 wins are the most of any coach in the history of the Lehigh Mountain Hawks football program, and his tenure of 16 seasons as head coach is the longest in team history. Lecknoby was also the head golf coach at Lehigh, tallying a mark of 161–62, and from 1962 to 1984 he served as the school's athletic director.[1]


External links

  • College Football Data Warehouse
  • Pro-Football-Reference.com