Athletic Department

Athletic Department: Bill H. Wilhelm

Bill H. Wilhelm

Year Inducted: 2012
Category: Coach


- Head Baseball Coach at Clemson University for 36 years (1958-1993) and never had a losing season
- His 1,161 wins was fifth-best in the nation at the time of his retirement and remains in the top 20
- His teams won 19 regular season Atlantic Coast Conference championships
- Clemson won 7 Atlantic Coast Conference tournament titles during his tenure
- Wilhelm remains the career wins leader in the Atlantic Coast Conference as of 2011 with 381 wins within the conference
- As a 28-year-old head coach, Wilhelm took hiss first team to the College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska in 1958
- He also took Clemson teams to the College World Series in 1959, 1976, 1977, 1980 and 1991
- Among Wilhelm's legacy was his creation of the Atlantic Coast Conference Baseball Tournament in 1973, providing a model for other conferences around the nation to follow
- Was inducted into the National College Baseball Hall of Fame July, 2011

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