New Philadelphia in Tuscarawas County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
C. William “Bill” Kidd
November 2, 1909 - November 8, 1978
—Head Football Coach, New Philadelphia High School, 1947 - 1960 —
14 Years New Philadelphia
Football Record - 82 wins - 48 loses [sic] - 8 ties
Bill Kidd was one of the finest high school coaches in America. The players who played for him remember him with great respect and deep appreciation. When asked who was his favorite player, Coach Kidd responded, “I cannot have a favorite, for I loved them all.” His illustrious career included two undefeated seasons. He was a director of the Ohio High School Football Coaching Association, and its president in 1956; head coach of the South All Star Team in 1954, an elected member of the Ohio High School Football Coaches Hall of Fame, and the Varsity “C” Hall of Fame at Capital University. Bill was a leader in the community and remained its fan until he died. Coach Kidd is a gallant inspiration in the hearts of all who played for him and will always be greatly missed. This tribute honors his distinguished memory.
Erected 1997 by First Town Days Committee and New Philadelphia Quaker Club.
Location. 40° 30.067′ N, 81° 26.49′ W. Marker is in New Philadelphia, Ohio, in Tuscarawas County. Marker is on Broadway Street (Ohio Touch for map. Markers are at the entrance to Tuscora Park, just north of the tennis courts. Marker is in this post office area: New Philadelphia OH 44663, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Al Maloney (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tuscarawas County World War II and Korean Conflict Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away); Revolutionary War Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away); War Saving Stamps (approx. 0.8 miles away); Tuscarawas County Viet-nam Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away); Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients (approx. 0.8 miles away); Tuscarawas County World War I Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away); Tuscarawas County Civil War Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Philadelphia.
Categories. • 20th Century • Education • Notable Persons • Sports •
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