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CManfieldCharles L. Mansfield

Attended high school at Clinton (Mo.) High School. Lettered one year in track and three years in football and basketball. Received honorable mention for the all-state basketball squad as a senior.

Enrolled at Baker in the fall of 1957. Was a four-year letterman in football and was named to an all-conference team three times. Earned two additional letters in basketball. Member of the Zeta Chi fraternity and held offices of president, vice president and pledge trainer. Served as an officer of the University’s B Club. Graduated in 1961.

Taught and coached football, basketball and track in 1961-1963 at Oswego High School. The football team won the league title in 1962 and he led the basketball team to the state tournament in 1962. Both the ’62 and ’63 track teams won league.

Returned to school at Kansas University in 1963 and earned a master’s degree in education in 1964. He also served as assistant football coach at Baker.

Taught and coached at Claflin High School in 1964-65, where he served as head basketball coach, assistant football coach and track coach.

Accepted an offer to serve as principal, teacher and coach at Baldwin High School for 1965. Served as assistant football and track coach and head coach in basketball.

In 1966, returned to Baker, serving as assistant football coach for nine years, head track coach for one year, head baseball coach for two years and head basketball coach until 1975.

From 1975 to 1979 served as principal at Cheney High School. From 1979 to 1980 served as principal at Garnett High School, moving on to serve as assistant superintendent at Clay Center USD 379 until 2000.

After formally retiring, accepted a one-year appointment as the elementary principal at Valley Heights due to an illness to the principal.

Currently works part time for the Southeast Regional Education Service Center at Greenbush as a community liaison and establishing drop-out recovery programs. Also works with McPherson & Jacobson, an executive recruiting and development company doing searches for school district superintendents.

Served on several boards, committees and an educational task force on school finance. Additionally was asked to make numerous presentations to educational conferences throughout the region.

Married to Sylvia and has three children, Adam, Megan and Mark.


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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