Ron Chismar

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Ron Chismar
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1934-10-23)October 23, 1934
Died December 26, 1998(1998-12-26) (aged 64)
Phoenix, Arizona
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1970–1973 Bowling Green (assistant)
1974–1979 Michigan State (OL)
1980–1983 Arizona State (OC/OL)
1984–1986 Wichita State
1987–1988 Rice (AHC/DC)
1989–1992 Temple (AHC/DC)
1993–1996 Fort Scott CC
Head coaching record
Overall 8–25 (college)

Ronald F. Chismar (October 23, 1934 – December 26, 1998) was an American football coach. He served as the head football coach at Wichita State University from 1984 to 1986, compiling a record of 8–25. Wichita State University discontinued its football program after the conclusion of the 1986 season.[1]

Chismar graduated from Kent State University in 1961 with a Bachelor of Science in education and earned a Master of Science degree from the University of Akron in 1969. During the 1960s, he coached high school football in Ohio. Chismar began his college football coaching career at Bowling Green State University in 1970 as an assistant on Don Nehlen's staff. He remained at Bowling Green through the 1973 season before moving to Michigan State University in 1974 to coach the offensive line under Denny Stolz and then Darryl Rogers. When Rogers's became the head coach at Arizona State University in 1980, Chismar moved with him to serve as offensive coordinator.[2][3] Chismar helped lead the Arizona State Sun Devils to the 1983 Fiesta Bowl, where they defeated the Oklahoma and finished the season ranked No. 6 in both major polls.[4]

Chismar returned to assistant coaching at Rice University and Temple University, then moved to Fort Scott Community College in Fort Scott, Kansas to serve as head football coach and athletic director.[5] Chismar died on December 26, 1998 in Phoenix, Arizona.[6]

Head coaching record[edit]


Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Wichita State Shockers (Missouri Valley Conference) (1984–1985)
1984 Wichita State 2–9 2–2 4th
1985 Wichita State 3–8 2–3 5th
Wichita State Shockers (NCAA Division I-AA independent) (1986)
1986 Wichita State 3–8
Wichita State: 8–25 4–5
Total: 8–25


  1. ^ Lutz, Bob (November 25, 2011). "Shocker football's inglorious final days". Wichita Eagle. Retrieved December 17, 2011. 
  2. ^ Wagner, Dave (April 27, 1993). "College tabs Chismar new head coach". Fort Scott Tribune. Fort Scott, Kansas. Retrieved September 22, 2014. 
  3. ^ New York Times "Sports People; Comings and Goings", February 15, 1984
  4. ^ Lubbock Online "Former Sun Devils coach Chismar dies", December 28, 1998
  5. ^ National Collegiate Athletic Association "The NCAA Record-Deaths", January 18, 1999
  6. ^ Lubbock Online "Former Sun Devils coach Chismar dies", December 28, 1998