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HElliottHarold 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.

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Nomination Procedures

Anyone is eligible to write an open letter of nomination regarding an individual they believe to be worthy of induction to the Baker University Athletic Hall of Fame. The nominations must be received by December 31 to be considered for induction during the next calendar year. Once an individual is nominated, he or she remain in an active file for review by the Hall of Fame Selection Committee. The selection committee sends recommendations in the spring to the President of the University for final approval for fall induction.

Nominating Categories

- Former Baker University athletes

- Current and former coaches or athletic administrators

- Meritorious service to the Baker University athletic programs

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