Tom Lester
Biographical details
Born(1927-01-23)January 23, 1927
Drumright, Oklahoma
DiedSeptember 2, 2012(2012-09-02) (aged 85)
Overland Park, Kansas
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1967–1975Pittsburg State
Head coaching record
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Thomas Arthur Lester (January 23, 1927 – September 2, 2012) was an American football coach in the United States.[1][2]

Coaching careerEdit

Coach Tom Lester was the eighth head football coach for the Pittsburg State Gorillas located in Pittsburg, Kansas and he held that position for nine seasons, from 1967 until 1975. His coaching record at Pitt State was 48 wins, 38 losses, and 5 ties. As of the conclusion of the 2009 season, this ranks him 4th at Pitt State in total wins and 8th at the school in winning percentage (0.55495).[3]

Head coaching recordEdit

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Pittsburg State Gorillas (Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) (1967–1975)
1967 Pittsburg State 6-2-1
1968 Pittsburg State 4-5-1
1969 Pittsburg State 5-5
1970 Pittsburg State 9-2
1971 Pittsburg State 8-1-1
1972 Pittsburg State 5-5
1973 Pittsburg State 3-7
1974 Pittsburg State 4-7
1975 Pittsburg State 4-4-2
Pittsburg State: 48-38-5
Total: 48-38-5
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