Frank Ballenger

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Frank Ballenger
Sport(s) Football, basketball, track
Biographical details
Born (1903-02-14)February 14, 1903
Cambridge, Ohio
Died June 14, 1984(1984-06-14) (aged 81)
Sun City Center, Florida
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1936–1937 Adrian
1939–? Ball State (assistant)
1936–1938 Adrian
1939–? Ball State (assistant)
Head coaching record
Overall 4–14 (football)
7–29 (basketball)

Frank Edward Ballenger (February 14, 1903 – June 14, 1984) was an American football, basketball, and track coach. Ballenger was the head football coach at Adrian College in Adrian, Michigan. He held that position for the 1936 and 1937 seasons. His coaching record at Adrian was 4–14.[1] He received his bachelor of arts at Muskingum University.[2][3] He was born in Cambridge, Ohio in on February 14, 1903.[4][5][6]

Ballanger moved to Ball State Teachers College—now known as Ball State University—in 1939 and served there as an assistant football, basketball, and track coach and as an assistant professor of physical education. After serving in the United States Army Air Forces during World War II, he returned to Ball State before joining the faculty at Kent State University, where he remained until his retirement. Ballanger died on June 14, 1984, in Sun City Center, Florida.[7]


  1. ^ DeLassus, David. "Adrian Coaching Records". College Football Data Warehouse. Archived from the original on November 21, 2010. Retrieved November 15, 2010.
  2. ^ National Collegiate Athletic Association; Camp, W. (1938). Official Foot Ball Guide. American Sports Publishing Company. Retrieved October 18, 2014.
  3. ^ Ohio State University (1935). Ohio State University Bulletin. Ohio State University. Retrieved October 18, 2014.
  4. ^ "Person Details for Frank Ballenger, "United States Social Security Death Index" —". Retrieved October 18, 2014.
  5. ^ "Person Details for Frank Ballenger, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-1997" —". Retrieved October 18, 2014.
  6. ^ "Person Details for Frank E Ballenger, "Florida, Death Index, 1877-1998" —". Retrieved October 18, 2014.
  7. ^ "Frank Ballenger, Ex-Assistant Coach at Ball State". The Star Press. Muncie, Indiana. June 22, 1984. p. 6. Retrieved July 31, 2018 – via open access publication – free to read.