Ray Alborn

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Ray Alborn
Ray Alborn in 1982.jpg
Alborn draws a play in 1982 as Rice head coach.
Biographical details
Born (1938-12-23) December 23, 1938 (age 80)
Playing career
Position(s)Defensive tackle
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1972–1977Rice (assistant)
1984–1985Houston Gamblers (DL)
1998–2001Lamar Consolidated HS (TX)
Head coaching record
Overall26–83 (college)

Gus Raymond Alborn (born December 23, 1938) is a former American football player and coach. He served as head football coach at Rice University from 1978 to 1983 and at Lamar University from 1986 to 1989, compiling a career college football record of 26–83.

While coaching at his alma mater, Rice, Alborn compiled a 13–53 record overall. He was fired after the 1983 season and soon after became defensive line coach for the Houston Gamblers of the United States Football League (USFL). In 1986, Alborn was hired as head coach at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas. He was released from his contract in 1990 when Lamar chose to discontinue the school's football program.[1] Alborn later served as head coach at Lamar Consolidated High School before retiring in 2002.

On March 2, 2010, Alborn was elected mayor of Ruidoso, New Mexico.[2]

Head coaching record[edit]


Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Rice Owls (Southwest Conference) (1978–1983)
1978 Rice 2–9 2–6 8th
1979 Rice 1–10 0–8 9th
1980 Rice 5–6 3–5 T–6th
1981 Rice 4–7 3–5 T–6th
1982 Rice 0–11 0–8 9th
1983 Rice 1–10 0–8 9th
Rice: 13–53 8–40
Lamar Cardinals (Southland Conference) (1986)
1986 Lamar 2–9 0–5 6th
Lamar Cardinals (NCAA Division I-AA independent) (1987–1989)
1987 Lamar 3–8
1988 Lamar 3–8
1989 Lamar 5–5
Lamar: 13–30 0–5
Total: 26–83