Harold E. Elliott
Born December 24, 1931, in Drexel, Mo. Graduated from Baker University in 1953. Lettered in basketball and track. Was a member of Baker’s Conference Champion Relay Team. Began coaching in 1953 at Turon (Kan.) High School. Continued at Genesco and Mulvane, before coaching at Kansas City’s Turner High School. In 1964, began collegiate coaching career.
Through the years has served as head football coach at Southwestern College, Washburn University, Kansas State Teachers College/Emporia, The University of Texas/Arlington and Northwest Missouri State University. Composite college football record 121-102-6. Southland Conference “Coach of the Year” 1981. Runner-up for Texas Sportswriter’s “Coach of the Year” 1981. Dallas Sports Association Award of Merit 1979. GPAC “Coach of the Year” 1972. NAIA Area III “Coach of the year” 1968 and 1972. NAIA District 10 “Coach of the Year” 1964, 1967, 1968, 1972. Conference Championship – SLC 1981. Conference Championship – GPAC 1972 (Boot Hill Bowl) and 1973. Conference Championship – KCAC 1964, 1967, 1968. NCAA Division II National Play-offs 1989.
In track, chairman of the NAIA Games Committee 1968 and 1969. Has been on clinic staffs in eight states. Active as a speaker for athletic, civic organizations and other public events. Included in 1964 edition of the Junior Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Young Men in America. Kansas delegate to the National Prayer Breakfast, Washington, D.C., by invitation from the President of the United States in 1971. Active in Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Baker University citation for distinguished service in 1974. Sertoma Service to Mankind Award, Arlington, Texas in 1980. Member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity, American Football Coaches Association, Missouri Coaches Association, Maryville Host Lions Club, Elks Club.