Public Figure Profiles

Bill Ireland

Willis Ireland (April 29, 1927 – July 31, 2007) was an American college football and baseball coach in Nevada. He was the first head coach of the UNLV Rebels football team, UNLV athletic director and founder of the Battle for the Fremont Cannon. Additionally, he was head baseball coach at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Ireland was born in remote McGill, Nevada, 330 miles (530 km) east of Reno, Nevada. As the coach of the 1966 Wolf Pack baseball team, he managed Fred Dallimore, who later coached the UNLV baseball team, and is the father of former San Francisco Giants player Brian Dallimore. In 1967 Chub Drakulich hired Ireland to start the UNLV football program. During their inaugural 1968 season, the Rebels were undefeated until the last game of the season. The Rebels lost their first match against their in-state rival, the Nevada Wolf Pack. Ireland, wanting an award to symbolize the rivalry, obtained a replica of the Howitzer John C. Fremont had brought with him in his expedition to Nevada. The first Battle for the Cannon, with UNLV avenging their loss and evening the series. After a disappointing 1–10 record in 1972, Ireland resigned his coaching position.

In 1973, Ireland became the athletic director of UNLV. In this position he hired Jerry Tarkanian as the UNLV basketball coach. He was also instrumental in the construction of both the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas and the Lawlor Events Center in Reno. In 1990, his wife Jeanne Ireland was the Democratic Party's candidate for lieutenant governor; she lost by 15%.Ireland was a member of both the UNLV and the University of Nevada, Reno Halls of Fame. On October 8, 2012, Governor Brian Sandoval announced that one student-athlete a year from the University of Nevada, Reno will receive the "Bill Ireland Award."

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Some of their strengths

Bill Ireland has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Energetic, Practical, Strong, Sensual, Honest, Brave, and Intuitive.

Strong and Diligent

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, Bill Ireland is someone who is a strong, diligent, and trustworthy person who approaches life with honesty and perseverance, but who is also physical, sensual, and artistic. A person who seems to identify with family, heritage and ancestry.

Soulful and Intuitive

Based on Daoism’s Ba-Zi or ‘Chinese Zodiac’ tradition, people who know Bill Ireland well know them as someone who can be graceful, romantic, and reserved, like gentle rain.

Altruistic and Innovative

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe Bill Ireland as someone who is altruistic, inventive, energetic, and socially-conscious.

Who is inventive, open-minded and inquisitive, optimistic and cooperative, and who loves working together with others.

Inquisitive and Progressive

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, Bill Ireland is someone who is an eternal student who is always interested in learning new things, and who has a desire to shake things up and change things.

They are also someone who is charismatic, compassionate, and understanding, and who is interested in expressing themselves through writing, public speaking, or teaching.

Patient and Compassionate

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, Bill Ireland tends to be someone who approaches life with grace and compassion, and who has a powerful and commanding personality. Who can be analytical, patient, and deliberate, avoiding risks and seeking out stability instead.

Some of Bill Ireland's challenges

While Bill Ireland has many strengths, nobody is perfect. They also have some challenging traits they need to manage.

For example, Bill Ireland can be Stubborn, Materialistic, Idle, Short-tempered, Impulsive, Rebellious, and Emotionally Distant.

Stubborn and Idle

One of Bill Ireland's key challenges is that they are someone who can be seen as stubborn and, at times, lazy.

Anxious and Inflexible

Bill Ireland is someone who can be high-strung, impatient, and inflexible, who can be "penny wise and pound foolish", have poor listening skills, and who can be intolerant of people who share a different world view.

Materialistic and Aggressive

Finally, Bill Ireland also can be materialistic, emotional, aggressive, stubborn, inconsistent, and be prone to big temper outbursts.

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