Bill O'Brien
    Bill O'Brien

    Sport/Years/Inducted:
    Football/1941-47/1979


    O'Brien earned All-Conference honors in football in 1941 and 1942, before departing for service in the Marine Corps, where he eventually acquired the rank of full colonel. O'Brien returned to coach at SIU, serving as head football coach from 1952-54. He chaired the University's Department of Recreation for several years before becoming an official in the NFL.