LINCOLN — Noted Lincoln High athlete, coach and administrator Bill Pfeiff has died at 95. Services were Monday in Lincoln.
Pfeiff was an All-Nebraska lineman in 1935 for the Links. In track and field, he swept the Class A throws titles as a junior and senior and was the all-class gold medalist in the shot put both years. His state record in the shot put stood for 19 years.
Pfeiff lettered in football and track at Nebraska and was a graduate assistant on the Huskers’ 1941 Rose Bowl football team. He coached one year at Norfolk, then returned to NU as freshman football coach before entering the military in World War II.
In January 1946 he returned to Lincoln High where three of his 10 football teams (1951, 1952, 1954) were mythical state champions. He also coached the Links to the 1951 Class A track title.
In 1955, Pfeiff became athletic director while rising from dean of boys to vice principal during 23 years as an administrator. He retired in 1980.
He is enshrined in the Nebraska High School Sports Hall of Fame and was the 1952 World-Herald coach of the year.
Survivors include sons William P. Pfeiff of Carrollton, Texas; Lawrence H. “Biff” Pfeiff of Overland Park, Kan.; and daughter, Helen E. Coe of Portland, Ore. His wife of 53 years, Dorothy, died in 1994.