Bill Billings

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Billings compiled a 155-31-3 record as Middletown High’s football coach for 19 years (1962-81). The school had won only 14 games in nine years before he arrived. Middletown took on all schools,
including Division I Newark and put Middletown High on the map by beating powerful Salesianum in 1966. Billings had seven undefeated seasons, five in a row, winning 53 straight games, stopped by
Newark High School in 1967. He won eight Diamond State Conference championships and six Blue Hen Flight “B” championships. He is the  only coach honored three times (1965, 66 and 70) as
“Delaware High School Football Coach of the Year.”  He coached three Blue-Gold Delaware All -Star games serving as head coach in 1963 & 1973 and as an assistant in 1972. Billings coached in
the first State championship game in 1971 and won the Division II State Championship in 1978. His team also played in the 1972, 73 and 74 state tournaments. He was President of the Delaware High
School Football Coaches Association four years. He was inducted into the Catawba College Hall of Fame in 1997; also recognized by Edenton, N.C.



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