Wayne J. McConnell
April 9, 1912|
|Died||July 3, 1981
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1950–1955||College of Emporia|
|1956–1968||Fort Hays State|
|Head coaching record|
College of Emporia
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.
Fort Hays State University
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.
- "Retired coach dies" Hutchinson News, July 7, 1981, Hutchinson, Kansas
- Emporia Gazette, "Football Fortunes started Down in 1930" by Ed Shupe
- Fort Hays State University coaching records
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