Randy Ball

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Randy Ball
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1951-02-23) February 23, 1951 (age 66)
Muskogee, Oklahoma
Playing career
1970–1972 Truman State
Position(s) Offensive lineman
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1990–1998 Western Illinois
1999–2005 Missouri State
2007 Drake (DL)
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
2009–2012 Las Vegas Locomotives (DPP)
2013– Kansas City Chiefs (assistant)
Head coaching record
Overall 98–83–1
Tournaments 3–4 (NCAA I-AA playoffs)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
2 Gateway (1997, 1998)
Awards
2× All-MIAA (1971, 1972)
Gateway Coach of the Year (1997)

Randy Ball (born February 23, 1951) is a former American college football player and coach. He served as the head coach at Western Illinois University (WIU) from 1990 to 1998, and Missouri State University (MSU) from 1999 through 2005, compiling an overall record of 98 wins, 83 losses, and one tie. Ball is currently a pro personnel scouting assistant for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League (NFL), a position he has held since May 2013.

Coaching career[edit]

Ball was the head coach for the Western Illinois University Leathernecks from 1990 until 1998. His career coaching record at Western Illinois was 64 wins, 41 losses, and 1 ties. This ranks him first at Western Illinois in total wins and sixth at Western Illinois in winning percentage.[1]

After coaching at Western Illinois, Ball was head football coach for seven season at Missouri State University[2] with a record of 34 wins and 42 losses.[3]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs NCAA# TSN°
Western Illinois Leathernecks (Gateway Football Conference) (1990–1998)
1990 Western Illinois 3–8 3–3 T–3rd
1991 Western Illinois 7–4–1 4–2 T–2nd L NCAA Division I-AA First Round 14
1992 Western Illinois 7–4 4–2 T–2nd
1993 Western Illinois 4–7 4–2 T–2nd
1994 Western Illinois 8–3 4–2 T–2nd 24
1995 Western Illinois 4–7 2–4 T–5th
1996 Western Illinois 9–3 3–2 2nd L NCAA Division I-AA First Round 13
1997 Western Illinois 11–2 6–0 1st L NCAA Division I-AA Quarterfinal 6
1998 Western Illinois 11–3 5–1 1st L NCAA Division I-AA Semifinal 4
Western Illinois: 64–41–1 35–18
Missouri State Bears (Gateway Football Conference) (1999–2005)
1999 Missouri State 5–6 2–4 T–4th
2000 Missouri State 5–6 2–4 T–5th
2001 Missouri State 6–5 3–4 5th
2002 Missouri State 4–7 1–6 8th
2003 Missouri State 4–7 1–6 7th
2004 Missouri State 6–5 3–4 4th
2005 Missouri State 4–6 2–5 7th
Missouri State: 34–42 14–33
Total: 98–83–1
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title

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