Ben Wilson (American football coach)
January 15, 1926|
|Died||October 2, 1970
near Silver Plume, Colorado
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|Head coaching record|
95–32–5 (high school)
Ben Wilson (January 15, 1926 – October 2, 1970) was an American football player and coach. He served as the head football coach at Wichita State University from 1969 until three games into the 1970 seasons when he was killed in a plane crash.
On October 2, 1970, Wilson and his wife, Helen, were killed along with 14 players on the team and several others during the Wichita State University football team plane crash en route to a game at Utah State University. The remaining team members completed the season under assistant coach Bob Seaman.
Head coaching record
|Wichita State Shockers (Missouri Valley Conference) (1969–1970)|
- ESPN Classic - Wichita State suffers tragic plane crash
- MEMORIAL '70, Wichita State University Archived September 8, 2006, at the Wayback Machine.
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