Ray Eliot

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Ray Eliot
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Sport(s) Football, baseball
Biographical details
Born (1905-06-03)June 3, 1905
Brighton, Massachusetts
Died February 24, 1980(1980-02-24) (aged 74)
Urbana, Illinois
Playing career
1930–1931 Illinois
Position(s) Guard
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Football
1932
1933–1936
1937–1941
1942–1959

Baseball
1933–1937

Illinois College (assistant)
Illinois College
Illinois (line)
Illinois


Illinois College
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
1979 Illinois (interim AD)
Head coaching record
Overall 102–82–13 (football)
Bowls 2–0
Statistics
College Football Data Warehouse
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
3 Big Ten (1946, 1951, 1953)
Awards
Amos Alonzo Stagg Award (1961)

Raymond Eliot Nusspickel (June 13, 1905 – February 24, 1980) was an American football and baseball player, coach, and college athletics administrator. He served as the head football coach Illinois College from 1933 to 1936 and at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign from 1942 to 1959, compiling a career college football record of 102–82–13. Eliot was also the head baseball coach at Illinois College from 1933 to 1937. His Illinois Fighting Illini football teams won three Big Ten Conference championships (1946, 1951, and 1953) and two Rose Bowls (1947 and 1952). Eliot, who spent almost his entire career at the University of Illinois—he was a student athlete, an assistant football coach, head football coach, associate athletic director, and finally the interim athletic director for the university—was nicknamed "Mr. Illini." He attended the University of Illinois, played as a guard on the football team in 1930 and 1931, and was a member of Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity. He died of an apparent heart attack on February 24, 1980 in Urbana, Illinois.[1]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs Coaches# AP°
Illinois College Blueboys () (1933–1936)
1933 Illinois College 4–2–1
1934 Illinois College 6–1
1935 Illinois College 5–3
1936 Illinois College 4–3–1
Illinois College: 19–9–2
Illinois Fighting Illini (Big Ten Conference) (1942–1959)
1942 Illinois 6–4 3–2 T–3rd
1943 Illinois 3–7 2–4 6th
1944 Illinois 5–4–1 3–3 6th 15
1945 Illinois 2–6–1 1–4–1 7th
1946 Illinois 8–2 6–1 1st W Rose 5
1947 Illinois 5–3–1 3–3 T–3rd
1948 Illinois 3–6 2–5 8th
1949 Illinois 3–4–2 3–3–1 5th
1950 Illinois 7–2 4–2 4th 11 13
1951 Illinois 9–0–1 5–0–1 1st W Rose 3 4
1952 Illinois 4–5 2–5 T–6th
1953 Illinois 7–1–1 5–1 T–1st 7 7
1954 Illinois 1–8 0–6 10th
1955 Illinois 5–3–1 3–3–1 5th
1956 Illinois 2–5–2 1–4–2 8th
1957 Illinois 4–5 3–4 7th
1958 Illinois 4–5 4–3 6th
1959 Illinois 5–3–1 4–2–1 T–3rd 12 13
Illinois: 83–73–11 54–55–7
Total: 102–82–13
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title
#Rankings from final Coaches' Poll.
°Rankings from final AP Poll.

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