Everett Shelton

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Everett Shelton
Sport(s) Basketball
Biographical details
Born (1898-05-12)May 12, 1898
Cunningham, Kansas
Died April 16, 1974(1974-04-16) (aged 75)
Sacramento, California
Alma mater Phillips University
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1939–59
1959–68
Wyoming
Sacramento State
Head coaching record
Overall 445–319(.582)
Tournaments NCAA Div. I: 4–12 (.250)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
NCAA Champions (1943)
NCAA Div. II Runner-up (1962)
8x MSC Champions (1941, 1943, 1946, 1947, 1949, 1952, 1953, 1958)
Basketball Hall of Fame
Inducted in 1980 (profile)
College Basketball Hall of Fame
Inducted in 2006

Everett F. Shelton (May 12, 1898 – April 16, 1974) was a well-known college men's basketball coach in the 1940s and 1950s. Shelton played quarterback for the Phillips University football team. The Cunningham, Kansas native coached 46 years at the high school, college and AAU levels and compiled an 850–437 record. He is mostly known for coaching the University of Wyoming Cowboys basketball team from 1939 to 1959. While at Wyoming, Shelton had a record of 328 wins and 201 losses for a .620 winning percentage.[1] He guided the Cowboys to eight conference championships and eight NCAA Tournament appearances. During his career, he was President of the National Association of Basketball Coaches.[2]

Accomplishments[edit]

Ev's 1943 team at Wyoming won the fifth NCAA national championship. Ev nearly repeated the feat of winning a national championship at Sacramento State College, where his Hornets lost in overtime to Mount St. Mary's in the NAIA championship in the early 1960s.

  • Eight Conference Championships with the University of Wyoming: 1941, 1943, 1946, 1947, 1949, 1952, 1953, 1958[3]
  • Elected to the National Basketball Hall of Fame in 1980

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Wyoming Cowboys (Mountain States Conference) (1939–1959)
1939–40 Wyoming 6–10 3–9 T–5th
1940–41 Wyoming 14–6 10–2 1st NCAA Elite Eight
1941–42 Wyoming 15–5 9–3 T–2nd
1942–43 Wyoming 31–2 4–0 1st NCAA Champions
1944–45 Wyoming 10–18 7–5 3rd
1945–46 Wyoming 22–4 10–2 1st
1946–47 Wyoming 22–6 11–1 1st NCAA Elite Eight
1947–48 Wyoming 18–9 6–4 T–2nd
1948–49 Wyoming 25–10 15–5 1st NCAA Elite Eight
1949–50 Wyoming 25–11 13–7 T–2nd
1950–51 Wyoming 26–11 13–7 2nd
1951–52 Wyoming 28–7 13–1 1st NCAA Elite Eight
1952–53 Wyoming 20–10 12–2 1st NCAA Sweet Sixteen
1953–54 Wyoming 19–9 10–4 2nd
1954–55 Wyoming 17–9 9–5 T–3rd
1955–56 Wyoming 7–19 5–9 T–7th
1956–57 Wyoming 6–19 4–10 7th
1957–58 Wyoming 13–14 10–4 1st NCAA First Round
1958–59 Wyoming 4–22 1–13 T–7th
Wyoming: 328–201 (.620) 165–93 (.640)
Sacramento State (Far Western Conference) (1959–1968)
1959–60 Sacramento State 10–13 6–4
1960–61 Sacramento State 17–8 8–2
1961–62 Sacramento State 21–10 10–2 NCAA Div. II Runner–up
1962–63 Sacramento State 10–16 4–8
1963–64 Sacramento State 8–18 5–7
1964–65 Sacramento State 10–16 4–8
1965–66 Sacramento State 10–16 6–6
1966–67 Sacramento State 15–11 10–4
1967–68 Sacramento State 16–10 9–5
Sacramento State: 117–118 (.498) 62–46 (.574)
Total: 445–319 (.582)

      National champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

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