Ron Chismar

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Ron Chismar
Sport(s) College football
Current position
Team Wichita State University
Biographical details
Born October 23, 1934
Died December 26, 1998(1998-12-26) (aged 64)
Phoenix, Arizona
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Arizona State(asst)
Wichita State
Head coaching record
Overall 8-25-0
College Football Data Warehouse

Ronald F. Chismar (October 23, 1934 – December 26, 1998) was the 33rd and final head college football coach for the Wichita State University Shockers located in Wichita, Kansas and he held that position for three seasons, from 1984[1] until 1986. His coaching record at Wichita State was 8 wins, 25 losses, and 0 ties. This ranks him 19th at Wichita State in terms of total wins and 29th at Wichita State in terms of winning percentage.[2]

Prior to accepting the position as head coach at Wichita State, Chismar was the offensive coordinator at Arizona State University.[3] Chismar helped lead the Sun Devils to the 1983 Fiesta Bowl, defeating Oklahoma by a score of 32 to 21, and finished the season ranked No. 6 by The Associated Press.[4]

Chismar would return to assistant coaching at Rice and Temple, then moved to Fort Scott Community College in Fort Scott, Kansas to serve as head football coach and athletic director.[5] Chismar died on December 26, 1998 in Phoenix, Arizona.[6]

Wichita State University discontinued its football program after the conclusion of the 1986 season.[7]


  1. ^ Sports Illustrated "Roundup of the Week", February 27, 1984
  2. ^ Wichita St. Coaching Records
  3. ^ New York Times "Sports People; Comings and Goings", February 15, 1984
  4. ^ Lubbock Online "Former Sun Devils coach Chismar dies", December 28, 1998
  5. ^ National Collegiate Athletic Association "The NCAA Record-Deaths", January 18, 1999
  6. ^ Lubbock Online "Former Sun Devils coach Chismar dies", December 28, 1998
  7. ^ Lutz, Bob (November 25, 2011). "Shocker football's inglorious final days". Wichita Eagle. Retrieved December 17, 2011.