Erv Pitts
Sport(s)Football, basketball, baseball
Biographical details
Born(1920-09-14)September 14, 1920
Neodesha, Kansas
DiedJanuary 17, 1999(1999-01-17) (aged 78)
Playing career
Head coaching record
Overall20–38–4 (college football)
22–22 (college basketball)

Ervin Ralph Pitts (September 14, 1920 – January 17, 1999) was an American football, basketball, and baseball coach and college athletics administrator.[1] He served as the served as a head coach at Dakota Wesleyan University in Madison, South Dakota in football (1954 to 1955) and basketball (1954 to 1956).[2] Pitts then served in a similar capacity at Peru State College in Peru, Nebraska, first as a head football coach (1964 to 1968) and then as head men's basketball coach (1973).[3]

A native of Coffeyville, Kansas, Pitts played college football at the University of Missouri. As a quarterback for the Missouri Tigers, he led a split-T offense for head coach Don Faurot.[4]

Head coaching recordEdit

College footballEdit

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Dakota Wesleyan Tigers (South Dakota Intercollegiate Conference) (1954–1955)
1954 Dakota Wesleyan 5–3
1955 Dakota Wesleyan 4–3–2
Dakota Wesleyan: 9–6–2
Peru State Bobcats (Nebraska College Athletic Conference) (1964–1968)
1964 Peru State 2–7
1965 Peru State 4–5
1966 Peru State 2–7
1967 Peru State 1–7–1
1968 Peru State 2–6
Peru State: 11–32–2
Total: 20–38–4
Indicates BCS bowl, Bowl Alliance or Bowl Coalition game.


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