Stanley Borleske

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Stanley Borleske
Stanley Borleske.jpg
Borleske cropped from 1910 Michigan football team photograph
Sport(s) Football, basketball, baseball
Biographical details
Born (1888-08-20)August 20, 1888
Died January 3, 1967(1967-01-03) (aged 78)
Playing career
1907 Whitman
1908–1910 Michigan
1908 Whitman
1911 Dallas Giants
Position(s) End (football)
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1919–1921 North Dakota Agricultural
1923–1924 North Dakota Agricultural
1928 North Dakota Agricultural
1929–1932 Fresno State
1919–1922 North Dakota Agricultural
1934–1939 Fresno State
1920–1921 North Dakota Agricultural
1923–1924 North Dakota Agricultural
1930–1941 Fresno State
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
1919–1925 North Dakota Agricultural
Head coaching record
Overall 36–36–7 (football)
75–75 (basketball)
99–58–1 (baseball)
Accomplishments and honors
1 Far Western Conference (1930)

Stanley Evans Borleske (August 20, 1888 – January 3, 1967)[1] was an American football, basketball, and baseball player and coach. He served as the head football coach at North Dakota Agricultural College—now North Dakota State University (1919–1921, 1923–1924, 1928) and at Fresno State Teachers College—now Fresno State University (1929–1932), compiling a career college football record of 36–36–7. Borleske's 1930 Fresno State football squad is one of only three in program history to complete a season undefeated. Borleske coached basketball at North Dakota Agricultural from 1919 to 1922 and at Fresno State from 1934 to 1939, tallying a mark of 75–75. He was also the head baseball coach at the two schools, from 1920 to 1921 and 1923 to 1924 at North Dakota Agricultural and from 1930 to 1941 at Fresno State, amassing a record of 99–58–1.

Borleske selected the North Dakota Agricultural's mascot, the bison. He grew up in Spokane, Washington and attended Whitman College, where he played football and basketball and ran track during the 1907–08 academic year. He played football at the University of Michigan from 1908 to 1910.[2][3][4][5]

Head coaching record[edit]


Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
North Dakota Agricultural Farmers (Independent) (1919–1921)
1919 North Dakota Agricultural 5–1–1
1920 North Dakota Agricultural 2–3–1
1921 North Dakota Agricultural 3–3–1
North Dakota Agricultural Bison (North Central Conference) (1923–1924)
1923 North Dakota Agricultural 2–4–1 1–3 7th
1924 North Dakota Agricultural 5–3 3–3 4th
North Dakota Agricultural Bison (North Central Conference) (1928)
1928 North Dakota Agricultural 3–4–1 2–3 3rd
North Dakota Agricultural: 20–18–5 7–6–2
Fresno State Bulldogs (Far Western Conference) (1929–1932)
1929 Fresno State 1–7
1930 Fresno State 8–0 1st
1931 Fresno State 4–6
1932 Fresno State 3–5–2
Fresno State: 16–18–2
Total: 36–36–7
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Bentley Historical Library Necrology File.
  2. ^ "Stanley Evans Borleske" (PDF). Fresno Athletic Hall of Fame. 
  3. ^ "Stanley Borleske To Go To Michigan". Spokane Daily Chronicle. 1909-09-16. 
  4. ^ "Football Coach Uses Science To Detect Loafers on Squad". The New York Times. 1922-10-15. 
  5. ^ "FORWARD PASSES WIN FOR MICHIGAN; Wells Heaves Two in Succession and Touchdown Follows Quickly on Minnesota". The New York Times. 1910-11-20. 

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