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2016 Hall of Fame Inductees: Bill Cole Sr. & Coach Ray Bias

October 17, 2016


Bill Cole Sr.

William “Bill” Cole was a Wilmington native who graduated from P. S. du Pont  High. He passed away at the age of 91 this year in the spring. He was a star running back at University of Delaware and then went on to coach William Penn football 1949-73. He racked up a 148-71-10 record over 25 seasons and was the long time athletic director for the Colonials. The William Penn High School Football stadium has been renamed “Bill Cole Stadium” in honor of the late and dearly missed athletic director.




Coach Ray Bias

Coach Ray Bias is a graduate and a former player from the 1970 Rivalry game between Newark and William Penn Schools. In his senior year as a captain and a quarterback, he led the Yellowjackets, coming from behind to win the game 14-13. They went on to an undefeated season and Ray was named all state Quarterback. Ray went on to play 4 years at Delaware additional honors and completed his Bachelors of Science degree. Ray continued Yellowjacket tradition settling to raise a family and coaching Newark for the past 28 years.

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