|Born||April 12, 1924|
|Died||February 27, 1988 (aged 63)|
|Head coaching record|
|Accomplishments and honors|
2 CCAA (1959–1961)
Cecil Noble Coleman Jr. (April 12, 1924 – February 27, 1988) was an American football player, coach, and college athletics administrator. He served as the head football coach at Fresno State College—now known as California State University, Fresno—from 1959 to 1963, compiling a record of 37–13. Coleman was the athletic director at Fresno State from 1963 to 1971, at Wichita State University from 1971 to 1972, and at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign from 1972 to 1979.
Coleman played college football at Arizona State University, from which he graduated in 1950. He was the starting quarterback for the Sun Devils and captain of the 1949 Arizona State Sun Devils football team. Coleman began his coaching career in 1950 at North High School in Phoenix, Arizona. He coached there for six seasons before moving on to Long Beach City College in 1956. Coleman returned to his alma mater, Arizona State, in 1957 and worked as an assistant under head coach Dan Devine for two seasons.
Head coaching recordEdit
|Fresno State Bulldogs (California Collegiate Athletic Association) (1959–1963)|
|1961||Fresno State||10–0||5–0||1st||W Mercy|
|National championship Conference title Conference division title|
|†Indicates BCS bowl, Bowl Alliance or Bowl Coalition game.|
- ↑ "Wichita State Names Athletic Director". Great Bend Tribune. Associated Press (Great Bend, Kansas): p. 7. January 24, 1971. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/8299341/great_bend_tribune/.
- ↑ "Ex-U. of I. sports boss Cecil Coleman". Chicago Tribune. Associated Press (Chicago, Illinois): p. 2–7. February 28, 1988. http://archives.chicagotribune.com/1988/02/28/page/37/article/ex-u-of-i-sports-boss-cecil-coleman.