Bill Maskill was hired as the 12th head football coach and fourth of the modern era (since 1988) in March of 2002.
Entering his 17th season at MSU in 2018, he is the longest tenured coach in the Lone Star Conference and is, by far, the winningest coach in program history.
During his 16 seasons at the helm, MSU has posted a record of 129-47 (.732) making him the winningest coach in Midwestern both in terms of total wins and winning percentage while reaching the NCAA Division II postseason in 2004, 2006, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2016 and 2017. He boasts a total career record through 18 seasons of 142-55 (.720).
Under Maskill's tutelege, Midwestern State has thrived. The Mustangs have averaged eight wins a season while logging at least eight victories nine times. The program had managed to post 8-or-more wins just three times in its previous 23 seasons of existence claiming 10 victories in 1949 and nine wins in 1946 and 1991.
MSU has enjoyed winning campaigns in each of Maskill's seasons at the helm as the Mustangs own the longest current streak of winning seasons at 18 amongst all Texas 4-year collegiate scholarship programs.
Maskill has guided Midwestern to four Lone Star Conference titles (2009, 2011, 2012, 2017) including a pair of LSC South Division titles in 2004 and 2009. The Mustangs also claimed the LSC Playoff title in 2015.
Maskill earned his first LSC Coach of the Year honor in 2009 leading the Mustangs to their first conference title with a 9-3 mark then earned the accolade again following the 2011, 2012, 2015 and 2017 campaigns.
In all, Maskill has coached 24 All-Americans, 52 all-region selections and 66 All-Lone Star Conference first teamers in his 15 seasons since moving to Wichita Falls.
He also mentored a trio of Harlon Hill finalist quarterbacks building on MSU's strong tradition of offensive potency including Phillip Boggs in 2002, Zack Eskridge in 2009 and Brandon Kelsey in 2011.
Maskill is in his 50th year as a football coach. His coaching experience includes stops as a Division I assistant at Vanderbilt (twice), Southern Methodist, Wake Forest, Oregon, Tulane, Louisville, Arizona State, Bowling Green and Iowa.
He served as a head coach at Southeast Missouri State University in 1988 and 1989. During his two-year record, the Cape Girardeau, Mo. school was 13-8 with his 1988 squad winning a share of the Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association championship. While at SEMO, Maskill helped two men, Jon Gruden and Marty Mornhinweg, who later became head coaches in the National Football League, get their start.
Maskill comes from a great coaching background. His father, Bill, Sr., is considered to be one of the greatest high school football coaches in the history of the state of Michigan. First at Sheridan then at Augusta High School in Galesburg, Mich., the elder Maskill coached for 39 years until retiring in 1991. At the time of his retirement, he was the winningest high school football coach in the state’s history. He amassed 274 wins, 18 league championships and four state titles. He was named coach of the year on numerous occasions and is a member of the Michigan High School Coaches’ Hall of Fame.
Maskill played college football at Western Kentucky, where he quarterbacked while earning bachelor’s degrees in Physical Education and Biology.
Maskill and his wife, Mary Helen, have two grown children: a son, Hunter; and a daughter, Jaime.