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Bill Oliver named to ASHOF

Published 10:05am Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Alexander City resident Brother Bill Oliver was been named to the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame yesterday afternoon.
Born November 1, 1939 in Epes, AL.   He played collegiately at the University of Alabama.  He was a member of Coach Bryant’s first National Championship team in 1961.
Oliver spent more than thirty years in the coaching profession; and was a renowned defensive coach.
Oliver was a member of Coach Bryant’s staff that won three National Championships (1973, 1978, and 1979) and one as member of Coach Stallings staff in 1992.
Oliver was Head Coach at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga from 1980-1983 where he had a record of 29-14-1.  He was interim Head Coach at Auburn University in 1998.
He was defensive coordinator for the Memphis Showboats (USFL) in 1983 and 1984.
Joining Oliver in the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame is Ronnie Baynes. Forrest Blue Jr. (posthumously), Eric Davis, Bill Jones (posthumously), Vickie Orr, Nick Saban and Dannette Young Stone.
The 2013 Induction Banquet will take place in the Birmingham Ballroom, at the Sheraton Birmingham Hotel, on Saturday, May 18, 2013.  Reception and banquet tickets can be purchased by contacting the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame museum.
The newly elected eight inductees will bring the total of all inductees since 1969 to 313.
Oliver currently resides in Willow Point Country Club on Lake Martin with his wife Sue.

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