Tom Lester (American football)

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Tom Lester
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1927-01-23)January 23, 1927
Drumright, Oklahoma
Died September 2, 2012(2012-09-02) (aged 85)
Overland Park, Kansas
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1967–1975 Pittsburg State
Head coaching record
Overall 48–38–5

Thomas Arthur Lester (January 23, 1927 – September 2, 2012) was an American football coach.[1][2] He was the eighth head football coach at Kansas State College of Pittsburg—now known as Pittsburg State University—in Pittsburg, Kansas, serving for nine seasons, from 1967 to 1975, and compiling a record of 48–38–5.[3]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Pittsburg State Gorillas (Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) (1967–1975)
1967 Pittsburg State 6–2–1
1968 Pittsburg State 4–5–1
1969 Pittsburg State 5–5
1970 Pittsburg State 9–2
1971 Pittsburg State 8–1–1
1972 Pittsburg State 5–5
1973 Pittsburg State 3–7
1974 Pittsburg State 4–7
1975 Pittsburg State 4–4–2
Pittsburg State: 48–38–5
Total: 48–38–5
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title or championship game berth

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-12-09. Retrieved 2013-03-25. 
  2. ^ http://www.kshb.com/dpp/sports/former-pittsburg-state-football-coach-dies
  3. ^ College Football Data Warehouse Archived 2010-09-20 at the Wayback Machine. Pittsburg State University Gorillas all-time coaching records