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William Frank Yeoman (December 26, 1927 – August 12, 2020) was an American college football player and coach. His career began in 1962. He was the University of Houston's head coach, holding the position through 1986.[1] In his tenure, he became the most successfull coach in school history, with an overall record of 160–108–8.[2]

He was also helped racial integration of collegiate athletics in the South by being the first coach at a white school in the State of Texas to sign a black player.[3]

Yeoman was born in Elnora, Indiana. He died on August 12, 2020 at the age of 92 from kidney failure and pneumonia in Houston, Texas.[4]