William J. "Uncle Billy" Disch served the University of Texas as baseball coach for 29 years (1911-1939), during which time his Longhorns earned the reputation as one of the finest college baseball programs in the nation. During his long career, Disch produced 27 championship teams, including four in the old Texas Intercollegiate Athletic Association and 20 out of a possible 25 in the Southwest Conference. His all-time coaching record was a phenomenal 512 victories and 180 losses for a career winning percentage of .740. Eighteen of Disch's players were enshrined into the Longhorn Hall of Honor as a result of his influence. The Disch-Falk baseball field at UT is partially named in his honor. Disch was inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 1980.