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1921–1924  Army
Name  William Wood
Position(s)  Fullback (football)
1922–1925  Army
1921–1925  Army

William H. Wood
Sport(s)  Football, basketball, baseball
Died  June 7, 1988 (aged 87) Easton, Maryland

William Holmes "Bill" Wood (September 6, 1900 – June 7, 1988) was an American football, basketball, and baseball player, coach of football, and United States Army officer. He served as the head football coach at the United States Military Academy from 1938 to 1940, compiling a record of 12–13–3. Wood was born in Waterbury, Connecticut and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. He attended Johns Hopkins University before transferring to West Point, where he lettered in three sports and graduated in 1925. Serving in China and Europe during World War II, Wood was chief of staff of the 13th Armored Division. His decorations included the Legion of Merit. He retired from the Army in 1956 after rising to the rank of brigadier general. Wood died at the age of 87 on June 7, 1988 at the William Hill Health Care Center in Easton, Maryland. He had been stricken with Alzheimer's disease.

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