Ray Alborn

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Ray Alborn
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1938-12-23) December 23, 1938 (age 75)
Playing career
1959–1961 Rice
Position(s) Defensive tackle
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1978–1983
1984–1985
1986–1989
1998–2001
Rice
Houston Gamblers (DL)
Lamar
Lamar Consolidated HS (TX)
Head coaching record
Overall 26–83 (college)
Statistics
College Football Data Warehouse

Ray Alborn (born December 23, 1938) is a former American football player and coach. He served as head football coach at Rice University from 1978 to 1983 and at Lamar University from 1986 to 1989, compiling a career college football record of 26–83.

While coaching at his alma mater, Rice, Alborn compiled a 13–53 record overall. He was fired after the 1983 season and soon after became defensive line coach for the USFL's Houston Gamblers. In 1986, Alborn was hired as head coach at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas. He was released from his contract in 1990 when Lamar chose to discontinue the school's football program.[1]

He later served as head coach at Lamar Consolidated High School before retiring in 2002.

On March 2, 2010, Alborn was elected mayor of Ruidoso, New Mexico.[2]

Head coaching record[edit]

College[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Rice Owls (Southwest Conference) (1978–1983)
1978 Rice 2–9 2–6 8th
1979 Rice 1–10 0–8 9th
1980 Rice 5–6 3–5 T–6th
1981 Rice 4–7 3–5 T–6th
1982 Rice 0–11 0–8 9th
1983 Rice 1–10 0–8 9th
Rice: 13–53 8–40
Lamar Cardinals (Southland Conference) (1986)
1986 Lamar 2–9 0–5 6th
Lamar Cardinals (NCAA Division I-AA Independent) (1987–1989)
1987 Lamar 3–8
1988 Lamar 3–8
1989 Lamar 5–5
Lamar: 13–30 0–5
Total: 26–83
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title

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