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Bill Redell


William Thome Redell

Inducted 2001

Date of Birth



Red Bluff, CA


Occidental College (1962-1963)


Bill Redell was a versatile multi-talented quarterback. In two years at Occidental, 1962-1963, 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 his 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. Bill was named to the NAIA All-America team in 1963. Redell led Occidental to two championships in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. Redell first enrolled at the University of Southern California, then transferred to Occidental. After college, he played six years in the Canadian Football League for Edmonton, Hamilton and Calgary. In 1970, he became a football coach. His first jobs were as assistant at Cal State-Fullerton and California Lutheran. From 1985-1991, he served as head football coach at Crespi Carmelite High School in Encino, CA from 1985-1991 where he coached all three of his sons. His son Randy, went on to play for the Air Force Academy. He then was head coach at St. Francis High School in La Canada Flintridge, CA, from 1992-1999. Redell became Oaks Christian High School's first head football coach when it opened in 2000. He kept that position until 2011. He coached numerous players who went on to play in college and professional football including Jimmy Clausen (Notre Dame), Casey Matthews (Oregon) of the famous Matthews family (Clay, Jr., Clay III, Bruce, Jake (Atlanta Falcons)), and Nick Montana (Washington, Tulane), son of Joe Montana. He also coached Wayne Gretzky's son, Trevor, who went on to be drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the 7th round (219th overall), and Will Smith's son, Trey. Casey Clausen (Tennessee) was an offensive coordinator under him. He returned to Occidental College as head coach for one season. He posted a 2-7 record. He returned to Oaks Christian in 2014 for one more season before retiring.


Height 6'0

Weight 182

Career Highlights

  • 1963 First Team All-America (NAIA)
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