June 3, 1905|
|Died||February 24, 1980
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
Illinois College (assistant)
|Administrative career (AD unless noted)|
|1979||Illinois (interim AD)|
|Head coaching record|
|Accomplishments and honors|
3 Big Ten (1946, 1951, 1953)
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.
Head coaching record
|Illinois College Blueboys () (1933–1936)|
|Illinois Fighting Illini (Big Ten Conference) (1942–1959)|
|National championship Conference title Conference division title|
|#Rankings from final Coaches Poll.
°Rankings from final AP Poll.
- AP (February 25, 1980). "RAY ELIOT, 74, DEAD; COACHED AT ILLINOIS; Career Spanned 18 Years, During Which Football Teams Won Twice in Rose Bowl An Eloquent Speaker". The New York Times. Retrieved August 20, 2011.
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