William E. Davis

Football Coach and Politician
Born Feb 15, 1929

William Eugene "Bud" Davis is a former university president and Democratic politician and head football coach. He was an interim head football coach for the Colorado Buffaloes for the 1962 season. He has also been the Chancellor of Oregon university system, President of Idaho State University and University of New Mexico, and Chancellor Louisiana State University.… Read More

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1929 Birth Born on February 15, 1929.


1947 18 Years Old After graduating from Loveland High School, Davis choose to attend the University of Colorado at Boulder (CU) to stay close to home and near his high school sweetheart, Pollyanne Peterson. He arrived in 1947 and declared he wanted "to be the world's greatest football coach" and chose a physical education major and English minor. … Read More


1951 22 Years Old After graduating in 1951, he remained at the University as assistant to the dean of men. … Read More


1960 31 Years Old In 1960, he completed his master's degree at the University of Northern Colorado in education administration and became CU's alumni director while working on his doctoral degree in education. … Read More
1963 34 Years Old 1 More Event
The Bud Davis football era ended on January 3, 1963 when Eddie Crowder was hired to take the job permanently, though Davis had resigned the day of the Air Force game. … Read More


1999 70 Years Old Davis wrote the book pro bono writing a majority of the book in the summer of 1999 while on break from Louisiana State University.
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