Bill Redell

Bill Redell (born April 17, 1941) is a former American football coach and member of the College Football Hall of Fame. Redell served as head coach at Oaks Christian High School in Westlake Village, California and developed them into one of California's best high school football programs. The Oaks Christian Lions finished 6th on the final USA Today prep football Super25 ranking of 2006.[1]

Bill Redell
Biographical details
Born (1941-04-17) April 17, 1941
Red Bluff, California
Playing career
1964–1966Edmonton Eskimos
1967–1968Hamilton Tiger-Cats
1969Calgary Stampeders
Position(s)Quarterback, cornerback, placekicker, punter
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1982Crespi Carmelite HS (CA)
1983–1984Portland Breakers (TE)
1985–1991Crespi Carmelite HS
1992–1999St. Francis HS (CA)
2000–2011Oaks Christian HS (CA)
2014Oaks Christian HS (CA)
Head coaching record
Overall2–7 (college)
Accomplishments and honors
CFL All-Star (1966)
College Football Hall of Fame
Inducted in 2001 (profile)

Redell played quarterback at San Marino High School in San Marino, California, earning a scholarship from the University of Southern California (USC), but later transferred to play at Occidental College, in 1962 and 1963.[2] In his two years at Occidental he passed for 1,567 yards and rushed for 1,583. He passed for 11 touchdowns and rushed for eight. He completed 68 percent of pass attempts. He averaged 6.3 yards on each rushing attempt. He played cornerback on defense and had seven pass interceptions in his career. He did the team's punting and place kicking, making 36 of 43 extra-point attempts. He led Occidental to two championships in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference and was named to the NAIA All-America team in 1963.

After college, Redell played six years in the Canadian Football League (CFL) for the Edmonton Eskimos, Hamilton Tiger-Cats, and Calgary Stampeders. In 1970, he became a football coach. His first jobs were as assistant on the collegiate level at California State University, Fullerton and California Lutheran University. Then he became a head coach at the high school level.[3] He is retiring from Oaks Christian in 2012.

Redell was also a chief executive officer of Bolton & Co. Insurance Brokers in South Pasadena, California. He is married and has three sons.[4]

Head coaching record


Year Team Overall ConferenceStanding Bowl/playoffs
Occidental Tigers (Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) (2012)
2012 Occidental 2–72–56th
Occidental: 2–72–5


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