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William B. Knapton collection

 Collection
Identifier: MC 125

Scope and Contents

This collection primarily consists of newspaper articles, press releases, papers, and photographs.

Dates

  • 1957-1997

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Biographical / Historical

William "Bill" B. Knapton worked as the basketball coach for Beloit College from 1957-1997. After serving in the U.S. Navy, Knapton graduated from the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse where he played basketball and baseball, going on to coach at a high school then Marquette University. He joined the Beloit College staff after the resignation of Dolph Stanley. Over his career, he accumulated 550 wins, 31 winning records, 341 Midwest Conference victories and 10 league championships, as well as earning the recognition of Coach of the Year by the Midwest Conference and the NCAA Division III Midwest Region in 1981.

Extent

2 Linear Feet (4 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

This collection follows the successful coaching career of William "Bill" B. Knapton who coached basketball at Beloit College from 1957-1997. He ended his career with 550 wins.
Title
William B. Knapton collection
Status
Completed
Author
Alice Mitchell
Date
March, 2013
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Beloit College Archives and Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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Beloit WI 53511 USA
608-363-2485