Ben Wilson (American football coach)

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Ben Wilson
Sport(s) College football
Current position
Team Wichita State University
Biographical details
Born January 15, 1926
Cadiz, Ohio
Died October 2, 1970(1970-10-02) (aged 44)
near Silver Plume, Colorado
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1969-1970 Wichita State
Head coaching record
Overall 2-17-0
College Football Data Warehouse

Ben Wilson was the 29th head college football coach for the Wichita State University Shockers located in Wichita, Kansas and he held that position for two seasons, from 1969 until 1970. His overall coaching record at Wichita State was 2 wins, 17 losses, and 0 ties. This ranks him 28th at Wichita State in terms of total wins and 32nd at Wichita State in terms of winning percentage. [1]

On October 2, 1970, Wilson and his wife, Helen, were killed along with 14 players on the team and several others during the Wichita State University football team plane crash en route to a game at Utah State University.[2] The remaining team members completed the season under assistant coach Bob Seaman.[3]