Established in 2011, the Clyde Williams Society is the Iowa State Athletics Department's all-time cumulative giving program that recognizes the department's most generous and loyal supporters.

Cumulative giving includes:

• Annual gifts for membership in the Cyclone Club
• The purchase of a suite or club seat (s)
• Gifts and pledges for facility capital campaigns
• Endowed gifts for scholarship or other needs
• Bequests and planned gifts

Each cumulative giving level within the society provides unique recognition opportunities to members of the society:

• Legacy Level: $1 million & above
• Investor Level: $500,000 - $999,999
• Founder Level: $250,000 - $499,999
• Executive Level: $100,000 - $249,999


Honoring A Great Name In Cyclone History

Clyde Williams left a lasting mark on Iowa State Athletics. The innovative football coach became one of the first coaches to implement the overhand pass and punt. He tallied a 33-14-2 mark as the Cyclones head football coach from 1907-12. Williams started the Iowa State men's basketball program in 1907 and coached the team until 1911. He also served as Iowa State's Director of Athletics from 1914-19.

Williams a Shelby, Iowa native, was one of six men to sign the bank note for the construction of State Field in 1914. After his death in 1938, State Field was renamed in his honor, Clyde Williams Field, before the Iowa State vs. Kansas homecoming game that season and served as home of Cyclone football until 1974. He was inducted into the Iowa State Athletics Hall of Fame in the inaugural class of 1997.

For more information on the Clyde Williams Society please click here or contact the Cyclone Club office at (515) 294-5022 or