Melvin J. Binford
|Born||February 8, 1903|
|Died||September 12, 1984
St. Petersburg, Florida
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|Administrative career (AD unless noted)|
|Head coaching record|
Binford was the head football coach for the McPherson Bulldogs located in McPherson, Kansas. He held that position for 6 seasons, from 1930 until 1935. His coaching record at McPherson was 23 wins, 26 losses and 4 ties. As of the conclusion of the 2010 season, this ranks him #3 at McPherson in total wins and #11 at the school in winning percentage (.472).
Binford was the 17th head football coach for the Municipal University of Wichita (now Wichita State) Shockers located in Wichita, Kansas and he held that position for two seasons, from 1944 until 1945. His overall coaching record at Wichita State was 11 wins, 6 losses, and 1 tie. This ranks him 15th at Wichita State in terms of total wins and seventh at Wichita State in terms of winning percentage.
Binford "re-started" the program after a one-year hiatus (1943) when the school did not field a team.
Binford was more successful as Wichita's fourteenth head basketball coach. He assumed the head coaching job for the 1942-43 season, then restarted the program after it was suspended for the 1943-44 season during World War II. He coached the Shockers' basketball team for a total of five seasons, building a record of 60 wins and 50 losses. Both his number of wins and his winning percentage of .536 stand ninth among Wichita's twenty-five coaches.
Head coaching record
|McPherson (NAIA) (Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference) (1930–1935)|
|Wichita State (NCAA) (Independent) (1944–1945)|
|National championship Conference title Conference division title|
|#Rankings from final Coaches Poll.|
- "PSU Alumni Obituaries, A-E". Leonard H. Axe Library, Pittsburg State University. 8 June 2009. Retrieved 5 February 2011.
- "McPherson College Football Media Guide 2010" (PDF). McPherson College Athletics. Retrieved 10 November 2010.
- "Binford, Melvin.". El Dorado Times. September 13, 1984.
- College Football Data Warehouse Wichita State University coaching results
- College Football Data Warehouse Wichita State University historical data
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