Bill Faul (8 June 1909 - 14 September 1974) was an Australian rules footballer who played with South Melbourne in the Victorian Football League (VFL) and Subiaco in the Western Australian National Football League (WANFL).
A defender, Faul crossed from Subiaco to South Melbourne in 1932 and finished second in the Brownlow Medal. He won the club's Best and Fairest award in the same year.
In 1939, Faul crossed to Victorian Football Association club Prahran without a clearance, serving as playing coach. Faul played for and coached Prahran until the end of 1941.
After World War II, Faul served as non-playing coach, first of Northcote, then later of Moorabbin. In fifteen seasons of senior coaching (including his time at Prahran), Faul coached 313 games – this was the VFA/VFL record until 2014, when passed by Gerard FitzGerald.
Faul also coached Association representative teams in Interstate Carnivals. He returned to South Melbourne in 1960 to coach the club for two seasons.
He was named in the half back line in South Melbourne/Sydney's 'Team of the Century'.
By Dean Hanley
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