Bill Dudack (1887-1991)

Head Coach, 1929-30

After graduating from the College in 1921, Dudack followed his football coach west, where coach Albert Exendine worked in Tulsa in the off-season. There, Dudack became a high school coach in Pawhuska, Oklahoma before returning to Washington in the mid-1920's to go to law school and coach at Georgetown Prep.

In 1929, he received his LLB degree and was prepared to begin a law career, but the loss of Elmer Ripley to Yale led Georgetown officials to hand the reins to Dudack for the 1929-30 season. Despite a senior-laden team, the Hoyas finished 13-12, described by one contemporary account as a "powerful but erratic" season. Dudack left after the season and moved to New York, becoming a high school teacher. In 1942, Dudack accepted a teaching position at LaSalle Military Academy on Long Island, where he became a coach, athletic director, and mentor to three generations of cadets, returing in 1984.

Bill Dudack died in 1991 at the age of 95, having coached for nearly six decades.