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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Bennie Ellender, American college football coach (Arkansas State, Tulane), died from Alzheimer's disease he was 86.

Bennie Ellender, Jr. was an American football player and coach.[3] He served as the head football coach at Arkansas State University from 1963 to 1970 and at Tulane University from 1971 to 1975, compiling a career college football record of 79–49–4 died from Alzheimer's disease he was 86..

(March 2, 1925 – December 22, 2011)

Ellender led the Arkansas State program to three consecutive Pecan Bowl games, which was one the regional bowl games set up for the NCAA College Division to choose a champion. His 1970 team finished 11–0 and was ranked #1 in the final polls, earning his team the College Division championship. Ellender was selected AFCA College Division Coach of the Year following the season.[4] After the 1970 season, Ellender left ASU to become head football coach at his alma mater, Tulane.

Head coaching record

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs Coaches# AP°
Arkansas State Indians (NCAA College Division Independent) (1963)
1963 Arkansas State 2–6




Arkansas State Indians (Southland Conference) (1964–1970)
1964 Arkansas State 7–0–2 2–0–2 2nd


1965 Arkansas State 6–3 1–3 5th


1966 Arkansas State 7–2 2–2 T–3rd


1967 Arkansas State 4–5 2–2 3rd


1968 Arkansas State 7–3–1 3–0–1 1st L Pecan

1969 Arkansas State 8–1–1 4–0 1st W Pecan

1970 Arkansas State 11–0 4–0 1st W Pecan

Arkansas State: 52–20–4 18–7–3
Tulane Green Wave (NCAA University Division / Division I Independent) (1971–1975)
1971 Tulane 3–8




1972 Tulane 6–5




1973 Tulane 9–3

L Bluebonnet 15 20
1974 Tulane 5–6




1975 Tulane 4–7




Tulane: 27–29

Total: 79–49–4
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title
#Rankings from final Coaches' Poll.
°Rankings from final AP Poll.


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