Ray Louthen

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Ray Louthen
Ray Louthen.jpg
Sport(s) Football, baseball
Biographical details
Born (1925-10-04)October 4, 1925
Bluefield, Virginia
Died December 3, 2004(2004-12-03) (aged 79)
Playing career
1944 Western Michigan
1944 Western Michigan
1945 Michigan
1946 Beaumont Exporters
1946 Kansas City Blues
1947 Quincy Gems
1948 Augusta Tigers
1948 Kansas City Blues
1949 Sioux City Soos
1949 Beaumont Exporters
Position(s) Pitcher (baseball)
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1959–1960 Ball State (assistant)
1962–1967 Ball State
1959–1970 Ball State
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
1970–1981 Ball State
Head coaching record
Overall 37–13–3 (college football)
158–127–1 (baseball)
12–3–1 (high school football)
Bowls 0–1–1
Accomplishments and honors
4 Indiana Collegiate Conference (1964–1967)

Raymond A. "Red" Louthen (October 4, 1925 – December 3, 2004) was an American football and baseball player, coach, and college athletics administrator. He served as the head football coach at Ball State University from 1962 to 1967, compiling a record of 37–13–3. Louthen was also the head baseball coach at Ball State from 1959 to 1970, tallying a mark of 158–127–1.

Coaching career[edit]

College baseball[edit]

Louthen was the head baseball coach at Ball State from 1959 to 1970; he was a 3-time Indiana Collegiate Conference Coach of the Year (1960, 1961, 1962.) He coached six ICC MVPs (Dean Campbell, Mike Readnour, Homer Jackson, Frank Houk, Ed Sherry and Jim Roudebush) and 19 All-ICC players. Two of his players reached the major leagues; Merv Rettenmund and Steve Hargan.

Head coaching record[edit]

College football[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Ball State Cardinals (Indiana Collegiate Conference) (1962–1967)
1962 Ball State 4–3–1
1963 Ball State 5–3
1964 Ball State 5–3 T–1st
1965 Ball State 9–0–1 1st T Grantland Rice
1966 Ball State 7–1–1 1st
1967 Ball State 7–3 1st L Grantland Rice
Ball State: 37–13–3
Total: 37–13–3
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title


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