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FWebbFred L. Webb

Athletic career started in Osage City, Kan.; lettered in football, basketball and track. Recruited by Emil Liston in 1942 to attend Baker University; lettered in basketball and track four years each. Attended Baker the fall semester, 1942; left to serve in the armed forces-returned in 1946. Graduated June, 1949. Member of Delta Tau Delta.

Scored 20 points vs. College of Emporia, 1947. Pole vaulted 12’ 5 ½”, at the 1949 conference meet. (The world record was 14’ 8 ½”).

Coaching career began in 1949 at Hanover High School. In four years there, his teams went 75-27 in basketball. Coached baseball in ’49. 5-0 record.

Coached the first football team in the history of Hanover High School in September 1950. Lost the first game ever played 9-7. Won the next 7 games and finished the year 7-1. 1951 season went undefeated 8-0. 1952 Season was undefeated 7-0. Team of 1952 was recognized as one of the top teams in Kansas in their class. Selected as Coach of the Year in 1952-53.

Moved to Minneapolis, Kan. As basketball coach in 1953. coached there from 1953-55. Served as basketball coach and assistant football coach.

Moved to St. John, Kan. In 1955-59. Coached basketball and was assistant football coach. Record for the 10 years of coaching basketball: 136-81.

Moved to Baldwin in 1959 as high school teacher and assistant coach in all sports. Head coach resigned after the second football game. He finished the season as coach of all sports.

Was named principal of Baldwin High School in 1960. Served in that capacity until 1963. Received MS from Emporia State, 1961.

Employed at Baker University in 1963 as Dean of Men and registrar. Also served as assistant professor of physical education. Named Dean of Students in 1975. Served that capacity until he retired June 30, 1986.

Received the “Mr. Alumni Day” Award – 1985.

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