Wes Buller

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Wes Buller
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born c. 1928
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1960–1964 Bethel (KS)
1965–1968 Friends
1969–1971 Southwestern (KS)
Head coaching record
Overall 52–51–5

Wesley Buller (born c. 1928) is a former American football coach. He served as the head football coach at Bethel College in Newton, Kansas (1960–1964), Friends University (1965–1968), and Southwestern College in Winfield, Kansas (1969–1971), compiling a career college football record of 52–51–5.

Coaching career[edit]


Buller was the head coach at Bethel College Threshers in Newton, Kansas for five seasons, from 1960 until 1964. For those seasons, his teams compiled a record of 17 wins, 26 losses, and 2 ties. As of conclusion of the 2009 season, this performance ranks him sixth in total wins and ninth in win percentage at the school.[1]


After Bethel, Buller became the head coach of the Friends University Falcons in Wichita, Kansas. He was head coach from 1965 through the 1968 season and during that time his program recorded 20 wins, 15 losses, and 2 ties.[2]


Buller was the 19th head football coach for the Southwestern College Moundbuilders in Winfield, Kansas and held that position 3 seasons, from 1969 to 1971. His overall coaching record at Southwestern was 15 wins, 11 losses, and 1 tie.[3] As of completion of the 2007 season, this ranks him 11th at Southwestern in terms of total wins and 12th at Southwestern in terms of total winning percentage (as of completion of the 2007 season).[4]

Buller resigned as head coach after the death of his wife in 1971.[5]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Bethel College Threshers (Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference) (1960–1964)
1960 Bethel 4–4–1
1961 Bethel 3–6
1962 Bethel 4–4–1
1963 Bethel 4–5
1964 Bethel 2–7
Bethel: 17–26–2
Friends University Falcons (Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference) (1965–1968)
1965 Friends
1966 Friends
1967 Friends
1968 Friends
Friends: 20–15–2
Southwestern Moundbuilders (Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference) (1969–1971)
1969 Southwestern 6–3 5–3
1970 Southwestern 5–3–1 5–2–1
1971 Southwestern 4–5 3–5
Southwestern: 15–11–1 13–10–1
Total: 52–51–5


  1. ^ Bethel College Football records
  2. ^ Friends University "1970s Class Newsletter Issue #29 – Spring 2010"
  3. ^ College Football Data Warehouse Wes Buller records by year
  4. ^ Southwestern College - Winfield, KS
  5. ^ Lawrence Journal-World "Buller Resigns Post as Southwestern Head Coach" December 3, 1971

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