Ray B. McCandless

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Ray B. McCandless
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McCandless pictured in The Key 1924, Bowling Green yearbook
Sport(s) Football, basketball, baseball
Biographical details
Born (1889-10-06)October 6, 1889
Broken Bow, Nebraska
Died January 8, 1931(1931-01-08) (aged 41)[1]
York, Nebraska
Playing career
Football
? Nebraska Wesleyan
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Football
1919 Chadron State
1920–1922 Nebraska Wesleyan
1923 Bowling Green State Normal
1924 Bethany (WV)
Basketball
1920–1923 Nebraska Wesleyan
1923–1924 Bowling Green State Normal
1924–1925 Bethany (WV)
Baseball
1924 Bowling Green State Normal
Head coaching record
Overall 23–24–4 (football)
60–43 (basketball)
2–2–2 (baseball)

Raymond Beebe McCandless (October 6, 1889 – January 8, 1931) was an American football player and coach of football, basketball, and baseball. He served as the head football coach at Chadron State College in 1919, at Nebraska Wesleyan University from 1920 to 1922, at Bowling Green State Normal School—now known as Bowling Green State University—in 1923, and at Bethany College in Bethany, West Virginia for the 1924 season, and compiling a career college football record of 23–24–4. McCandless was also the head basketball coach at Nebraska Wesleyan from 1920 to 1923, at Bowling Green State Normal during the 1923–24 season, and at Bethany for the 1924–25 season, amassing a career college basketball record of tallying a mark of 60–43. In addition, he was the head baseball coach at Bowling Green State Normal in the spring of 1924, tallying a mark of 2–2–2. McCandless played football at Nebraska Wesleyan.[2]

Head coaching record[edit]

Football[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Chadron State Eagles (Independent) (1919)
1919 Chadron State 2–3
Chadron State: 2–3
Nebraska Wesleyan Prairie Wolves () (1920–1922)
1920 Nebraska Wesleyan 6–2–2
1921 Nebraska Wesleyan 7–3
1922 Nebraska Wesleyan 4–4–1
Nebraska Wesleyan: 17–9–3
Bowling Green State Normal (Northwestern Ohio Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1923)
1923 Bowling Green State Normal 3–5
Bowling Green: 3–5
Bethany Bison () (1924)
1924 Bethany 1–7–1
Bowling Green: 1–7–1
Total: 23–24–4

References[edit]

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  2. ^ McGuire, Hugh, ed. (1925). The Bethanian 1925. p. 92. Retrieved November 22, 2011.