William Paul Coughlin
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 9", Weight 140 lb.
- Debut August 9, 1899
- Final Game September 23, 1908
- Born July 12, 1878 in Scranton, PA USA
- Died May 7, 1943 in Scranton, PA USA
Bill Coughlin was a third baseman in the majors for ten years. He appeared in the 1907 World Series and the 1908 World Series with the Detroit Tigers. In his best year with the bat, he hit .301 with 27 doubles for the 1902 Washington Senators. Bill was a regular for nine of his ten seasons. He also played eleven seasons in the minors, starting at age 17 and finishing up at age 35.
After his major league career, Coughlin managed in the minor leagues from 1909 to 1917 (player/manager until 1914), and was the head coach at Lafayette College from 1920 to 1943.
Year-by-Year Managerial Record
|1909||Williamsport Millionaires||Tri-State League||61-53||3rd||none||none|
|1910||Williamsport Millionaires||Tri-State League||60-50||3rd||none||none|
|1914||Scranton Miners||New York State League||none||none||replaced John Kelly|
|1915||Scranton Miners||New York State League||68-55||4th||none||none|
|1916||Scranton Miners||New York State League||67-52||2nd||none||none|
|1917||Scranton Miners||New York State League||--||none||--||replaced by Jack Connors|