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Former Shippensburg coach Rees dies at 69

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Former college football coach William “Rocky” Rees died on Friday morning. He was 69-years-old.

He last coached with the Shippensburg Red Raiders in 2010. As their head coach, he went 123-110-1.


Rees also guided the Red Raiders to a 67-61-1 record in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference.

His best record at the school came in 2004 when he guided the team to a 10-2 record. The team was then eliminated in the first-round of the NCAA Division II playoffs.

As the Red Raiders Head Coach, he had two 10-win seasons. The other 10-win season came in 1991 when the school went 10-3.

Rees went 159-125-2 as a college football head coach. He also went 36-25-1 as the Susquehanna Crusaders Head Coach.

He also went 1-3 in the Division II playoffs.

Before being named the Susquehanna Head Coach, he served as an assistant coach with the Colgate Raiders in 1984. He also served as the Bucknell Bisons Offensive Coordinator from 1977 through 1983.

Rees also served as the Newark High School Yellow Jackets Head Coach in Newark, Delaware from 1974 through 1976. He also served as the Yellow Jackets assistant coach in 1972 and 1973.

He began his coaching career as the West Chester Golden Rams Graduate Assistant in 1971.


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