Lester Selves

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Lester Henry Selves
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born July 16, 1906
Chase, Kansas
Died April 18, 1991(1991-04-18) (aged 84)
Kansas, United States[1]
Playing career
1927–1930 College of Emporia
Position(s) running back
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1936 McPherson
Head coaching record
Overall 5–3–1 (.611)

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

Playing history[edit]

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

Coaching history[edit]


Coach Lester Selves was the head college football coach for the McPherson Bulldogs located in McPherson, Kansas. He held that position for the 1936 season. His coaching record at McPherson was 5 wins, 3 losses and 1 tie. As of the conclusion of the 2010 season, this ranks him #16 at McPherson in total wins and #3 at the school in winning percentage (.611).[4]

Assistant coaching[edit]

Selves coached under Rosy 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.