Volney Ashford

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This article is about the American football coach. For the American soldier, see Volney V. Ashford.
Volney Ashford
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Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1907-11-15)November 15, 1907
Chicago, Illinois
Died October 14, 1973(1973-10-14) (aged 65)
Marshall, Missouri
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1937–1967 Missouri Valley
College Football Hall of Fame
Inducted in 2009 (profile)

Volney C. Ashford (November 15, 1907 – October 14, 1973) was an American football coach. He served as the head coach at Missouri Valley College from 1937 to 1967 (missing three years due to his service in World War II), with a coaching record of 197–55–12.[1] He led the Missouri Valley Vikings to nine bowl games,[1] including the Mineral Water Bowl in 1955 and the 1956 Tangerine Bowl. Ashford was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2009.


  1. ^ a b "Volney Ashford Dies at 65"Paid subscription required. The Kansas City Times. October 15, 1973. Retrieved March 9, 2017 – via newspapers.com. 

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