Ray Clemons

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Ray Clemons
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1921-04-02)April 2, 1921
Roseville, California
Died December 28, 2005(2005-12-28) (aged 84)
Sacramento, California
Playing career
1939–1941 Saint Mary's (CA)
1946 Saint Mary's (CA)
1947 Green Bay Packers
Position(s) Guard
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1956–? Sacramento City College
1960 Sacramento State (line)
1961–1965 Sacramento State (line)
Head coaching record
Overall 72–75–3 (college)
Bowls 0–1
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
2 Far Western Conference (1964, 1966)

Raymond Gordon Clemons (April 2, 1921 – December 28, 2005) was an American football player and coach. He played professionally as a guard in the National Football League (NFL) with the Green Bay Packers in 1947. Clemons served as the head football coach at California State University, Sacramento—known as Sacramento State College before 1972—from 1961 to 1975, compiling a record of 72–75–3.

Biography[edit]

Clemons was born on April 2, 1921 in Roseville, California.[1]

Playing career[edit]

Clemons played with the Green Bay Packers during the 1947 NFL season. He played at college football at Saint Mary's College of California.

Coaching career[edit]

Clemons was named head football coach at Sacramento City College in 1956. He moved on to Sacramento State College in 1960, serving as line coach for one season before succeeding Johnny Baker as head football coach.[2]

Head coaching record[edit]

College[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Sacramento State Hornets (Far Western Conference) (1961–1975)
1961 Sacramento State 4–5 2–3 T–4th
1962 Sacramento State 2–7 2–3 T–4th
1963 Sacramento State 6–2–1 2–2–1 4th
1964 Sacramento State 8–2–1 4–0–1 1st L Camellia
1965 Sacramento State 3–7 1–4 5th
1966 Sacramento State 8–2 6–0 1st
1967 Sacramento State 7–3 4–2 2nd
1968 Sacramento State 8–3 4–2 2nd
1969 Sacramento State 8–2 4–1 2nd
1970 Sacramento State 4–6 2–3 T–4th
1971 Sacramento State 4–5–1 2–3–1 5th
1972 Sacramento State 2–8 1–4 T–5th
1973 Sacramento State 1–9 0–5 6th
1974 Sacramento State 2–9 2–3 T–2nd
1975 Sacramento State 5–5 2–3 T–3rd
Sacramento State: 72–75–3 38–38–3
Total: 72–75–3
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/C/ClemRa21.htm
  2. ^ "Sacramento State Appoints Coach". The Petaluma Argus-Courier. Petaluma, California. Associated Press. December 6, 1960. p. 5. Retrieved April 16, 2017 – via Newspapers.com open access publication – free to read.