Wayne J. McConnell

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Wayne J. McConnell
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1912-04-09)April 9, 1912
Effingham, Kansas
Died July 3, 1981(1981-07-03) (aged 69)
Hays, Kansas
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1950–1955 College of Emporia
1956–1968 Fort Hays State
Head coaching record
Overall 84–81–4

Wayne J. McConnell (April 9, 1912 – July 3, 1981)[1] was an American football coach. His lifetime record as a head coach was 84–81–4 with a winning percentage of .497.

Coaching career[edit]

College of Emporia[edit]

McConnell was named the head coach of the College of Emporia Fighting Presbies at the start of the 1950 season, a post he held until completion of the 1955 season. During this time, his teams posted a record of 39 wins, 13 losses, and 1 tie. They were champions of the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference (KCAC) twice and also had an appearance in the Mineral Water Bowl in 1953.[2]

Fort Hays State University[edit]

McConnell was the 13th head coach for the Fort Hays Tigers located in Hays, Kansas and he held that position for thirteen seasons, from 1956 until 1968. His career coaching record at Fort Hays was 45–68–3. This ranks him second at Fort Hays in total wins and 14th at Fort Hays in winning percentage.[3]


  1. ^ "Retired coach dies" Hutchinson News, July 7, 1981, Hutchinson, Kansas
  2. ^ Emporia Gazette, "Football Fortunes started Down in 1930" by Ed Shupe
  3. ^ Fort Hays State University coaching records