In 29 seasons as head coach of the Connors State College Cowboys, Bill Muse has set a high standard for success.
Muse has won 75 percent of his games (685 wins, 246 losses), eight Bi-State Conference titles, seven Oklahoma Collegiate Athletic Conference crowns and 10 Region II titles.
He has led CSC to the National Junior College Athletics Association Final Four in 1994, 1996, 2009, a fifth place finish in 1997, two Elite Eights in 2015, and 2018 and a sweet sixteen in 2017. The Cowboys made four straight NJCAA trips for the first time in Region II history from 1994-1997.
His winning record makes him the winningest coach in CSC history. But rest assured he won’t settle on past successes. Muse cut his coaching teeth on the NCAA Division I level. In 11 seasons, he was an assistant coach at four major universities: South Alabama, Morehead State, Georgia State and Clemson.
A native of New Jersey, Muse attended the University of Mississippi, where he earned his undergraduate degree in 1979. He later obtained his Master’s Degree in Physical Education in 1981 as an assistant coach at South Alabama.
Following a 4-year stay there, he was Associate head Coach at Georgia State University for two seasons. He got his first chance as a head coach and general manager with the Georgia Peaches professional women’s team for a year. Muse points to that year as being very instrumental in his development as an administrator as well as a coach.
He returned to college coaching for three seasons at Morehead State before spending two years at Clemson University. When Connors State came calling, it didn’t take long for Muse to jump on the offer.
Muse has brought an exciting style to CSC with his fast-paced offense and a tough defense. His goal is to allow no more than 65 points a game with a suffocating defense.
Muse and his wife Connie are the parents of Bill, Jr., who played at Coastal Carolina University and the University of Southern Mississippi and is now his Assistant Coach at CSC.
|Hometown||Glen Rock, NJ|
|Birthdate||Sept. 28, 1957|
|High School||Glen Rock (1975)|
|College||Univ. of Mississippi (1979)|
|South Alabama (1981)|
|Degrees||BA Recreation, Mississippi|
|Masters, PE, South Alabama|
|Years in Coaching||39|
|Coaching||1979-83, South Alabama, Assistant|
|1983-85 Georgia State, Assoc. Head Coach|
|1987-1990, Morehead State, Assistant|
|1990-92, Clemson, Assistant|
|1992-Present, Connors State|
|Career Record||(Connors) 671-238|
9 Time Region II Coach of Year
|Marital Status||Married Wife|
|Married Connie (Cope, Wilburton)|
|Children||Bill Muse, Jr.|