Lester Selves

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Lester Selves
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born July 16, 1906
Chase, Kansas
Died April 18, 1991(1991-04-18) (aged 84)
Playing career
1927–1930 College of Emporia
Position(s) Running back
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1936 McPherson
1937–1939 College of Emporia
Head coaching record
Overall 5–3–1 (McPherson only)

Lester Henry "Bud" Selves (July 16, 1906 – April 18, 1991)[2] was an American football player and coach. He was inducted into the Kansas State High School Activities Association Hall of Fame in 1978.[3]

Playing career[edit]

Selves played offense and defense for the College of Emporia Fighting Presbies in Emporia, Kansas, playing on the undefeated 1928 team coached by L. T. Harr. Selves was selected All-Conference and was also a member of the track team.[3]

Coaching career[edit]


Selves was the head football coach at McPherson College in McPherson, Kansas. He held that position for the 1936 season. His coaching record at McPherson was 5–3–1.[4]

Assistant coaching[edit]

Selves coached under Harr at Kansas State Teachers College and later at the College of Emporia, then later at the high school level.[3]


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  2. ^ "Lester Henry Selves (1906 - Unknown)". Ancestry.com. Retrieved March 3, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c "College of Emporia Athletic Hall of Fame". College of Emporia Alumni Association. Retrieved March 3, 2012. 
  4. ^ "McPherson College Football Media Guide 2010" (PDF). McPherson College Athletics. Retrieved 10 November 2010.