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O’Neil William

William T. O’Neil Sport: Lacrosse Year Inducted: 1969

William T. O’Neil, born in 1871, was one of Cornwall’s great lacrosse coaches.

Known as “Bill”, he coached the Cornwall Seniors for years.

He then coached at Carlisle and Lehigh University with Pop Warner who produced the great Indian star, Jim Thorpe. Bill coached Lehigh University to Championships in lacrosse in 1911, 1912, 1914, 1915, and 1917.

Bill was a cheerful type. His last year of coaching at Lehigh was in 1927.

He died in 1936.