Clay Stapleton

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Clay Stapleton
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1921-06-24)June 24, 1921
Jenkins, Kentucky
Died October 30, 2014(2014-10-30) (aged 93)
Marshall, Missouri
Playing career
1941, 1946–1947 Tennessee
Position(s) Guard
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1950–1952 Wofford (line)
1953–1954 Wyoming (assistant)
1955–1957 Oregon State (assistant)
1958–1967 Iowa State
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
1967–1970 Iowa State
1971–1973 Florida State
1973–1978 Vanderbilt
Head coaching record
Overall 42–53–4

George Clayton Stapleton (June 24, 1921 – October 30, 2014) was an American football player, coach, and college athletics administrator. He was the head football coach at Iowa State University from 1958 until 1967, compiling a record of 42–53–4 Stapleton was known for his single-wing offense and notorious for punting on third down. He served as Iowa State's athletic director following his coaching stint, from 1967 to 1970. He was the athletic director at Florida State University from 1971 to 1973 and at Vanderbilt University from 1973 to 1978. Stapleton played college football at the University of Tennessee for head coach Robert Neyland.

On September 9, 2006, Stapleton was inducted into the Iowa State Athletics Hall of Fame with fellow alumni Beth Bader, Jon Brown, John Crawford, Barry Hill, Russ Hoffman, Jerry McNertney, Hugo Otopalik, Keith Sims, and Winnifred Tilden.

Stapleton died on October 30, 2014, in Marshall, Missouri, at the age of 93.[1]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Iowa State Cyclones (Big Seven / Big Eight Conference) (1958–1967)
1958 Iowa State 4–6 0–6 7th
1959 Iowa State 7–3 3–3 T–3rd
1960 Iowa State 7–4 4–3 4th
1961 Iowa State 5–5 3–4 5th
1962 Iowa State 5–5 3–4 5th
1963 Iowa State 4–5 3–4 T–4th
1964 Iowa State 1–8–1 0–7 8th
1965 Iowa State 5–4–1 3–3–1 4th
1966 Iowa State 2–6–2 2–3–2 6th
1967 Iowa State 2–8 1–6 7th
Iowa State: 42–53–4 22–43–3
Total: 42–53–4

References[edit]

  1. ^ Peterson, Randy (October 30, 2014). "Cyclones legendary 'Dirty 30' football coach has died". The Des Moines Register. Retrieved October 30, 2014. 

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