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Everett Shelton
Sport(s)Basketball, football, baseball
Biographical details
Born(1898-05-12)May 12, 1898
Cunningham, Kansas
DiedApril 16, 1974(1974-04-16) (aged 75)
Sacramento, California
Alma materPhillips University
Head coaching record
Overall494–350 (basketball)
18–22 (baseball)
TournamentsBasketball
4–12 (NCAA)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
Basketball
NCAA (1943)
8 MSC/Skyline (1941, 1943, 1946, 1947, 1949, 1952, 1953, 1958)
Basketball Hall of Fame
Inducted in 1980 (profile)
College Basketball Hall of Fame
Inducted in 2006

Everett F. Shelton (May 12, 1898 – April 16, 1974) was an American basketball coach in the 1940s and 1950s. Shelton played quarterback for the Phillips University football team. The Cunningham, Kansas native coached 46 years at the high school, college and Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) levels and compiled an 850–437 record. He is mostly known for coaching the Wyoming Cowboys men's basketball team from 1939 to 1959. While at Wyoming, Shelton had a record of 328 wins and 201 losses for a .620 winning percentage.[1] He guided the Cowboys to eight Mountain States / Skyline Conference championships and seven NCAA Tournament appearances. During his career, he was President of the National Association of Basketball Coaches.[2] He was elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1980.

Shelton's 1942–43 Wyoming Cowboys basketball team won the fifth NCAA Basketball Tournament. Shelton nearly won the national championship at Sacramento State College, where his Hornets lost in overtime to Mount St. Mary's in the 1962 NCAA College Division Basketball Tournament.

Head coaching recordEdit

BasketballEdit

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Wyoming Cowboys (Mountain States Conference / Skyline Conference) (1939–1959)
1939–40 Wyoming 6–10 3–9 T–5th
1940–41 Wyoming 14–6 10–2 1st NCAA Elite Eight
1941–42 Wyoming 15–5 9–3 T–2nd
1942–43 Wyoming 31–2 4–0 1st NCAA Champion
1944–45 Wyoming 10–18 7–5 3rd
1945–46 Wyoming 22–4 10–2 1st
1946–47 Wyoming 22–6 11–1 1st NCAA Elite Eight
1947–48 Wyoming 18–9 6–4 T–2nd
1948–49 Wyoming 25–10 15–5 1st NCAA Elite Eight
1949–50 Wyoming 25–11 13–7 T–2nd
1950–51 Wyoming 26–11 13–7 2nd
1951–52 Wyoming 28–7 13–1 1st NCAA Elite Eight
1952–53 Wyoming 20–10 12–2 1st NCAA Sweet Sixteen
1953–54 Wyoming 19–9 10–4 2nd
1954–55 Wyoming 17–9 9–5 T–3rd
1955–56 Wyoming 7–19 5–9 T–7th
1956–57 Wyoming 6–19 4–10 7th
1957–58 Wyoming 13–14 10–4 1st NCAA First Round
1958–59 Wyoming 4–22 1–13 T–7th
Wyoming: 328–201 (.620) 165–93 (.640)
Sacramento State Hornets (Far Western Conference) (1959–1968)
1959–60 Sacramento State 10–13 6–4
1960–61 Sacramento State 17–8 8–2
1961–62 Sacramento State 21–10 10–2 NCAA College Division Runner-up
1962–63 Sacramento State 10–16 4–8
1963–64 Sacramento State 8–18 5–7
1964–65 Sacramento State 10–16 4–8
1965–66 Sacramento State 10–16 6–6
1966–67 Sacramento State 15–11 10–4
1967–68 Sacramento State 16–10 9–5
Sacramento State: 117–118 (.498) 62–46 (.574)
Total: 445–319 (.582)

      National champion         Conference regular season champion         Conference tournament champion
      Conference regular season and conference tournament champion       Conference division champion

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