Charles Shelton (August 16, 1935 – February 13, 2020) was an American college football player and coach.[1] He served as the head football coach at Drake University from 1977 until 1985, at Utah State University from 1986 to 1992, and at University of the Pacific in Stockton, California from 1992 to 1995, compiling a career college football coaching record of 81–127–1. He was the head coach at two schools, Drake and Pacific, when they canceled their football program. Drake brought it back for the 1987 school year, but Shelton had already left as head coach. Shelton was born in Rolla, Missouri and led the state of Missouri in rushing in 1954. During the 1954 season he averaged more than 12 yards per carry, and led his team to an undefeated season.

Chuck Shelton
Biographical details
Born(1935-08-16)August 16, 1935
Rolla, Missouri
DiedFebruary 13, 2020(2020-02-13) (aged 84)
Playing career
1959–1960Pittsburg State
Position(s)Halfback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1961Altamont HS (UT) (assistant)
1962–1963Pratt HS (KS)
1964–1966Nevada HS (MO)
1967–1968Smith-Cotton HS (MO)
1969–1970Pratt CC
1971NE Missouri State (assistant)
1972Eastern New Mexico (DC)
1973Wichita State (OC/backfield)
1975–1976Drake (AHC/DC)
1977–1985Drake
1986–1991Utah State
1992–1995Pacific (CA)
1998New York CityHawks
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
1974–1975Cincinnati (assistant AD)
Head coaching record
Overall81–127–1 (college)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
1 MVC (1981)

Head coaching recordEdit

CollegeEdit

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Drake Bulldogs (Missouri Valley Conference) (1977–1985)
1977 Drake 2–9 1–5 6th
1978 Drake 4–7 3–3 4th
1979 Drake 3–8 1–4 T–4th
1980 Drake 8–3 3–2 4th
1981 Drake 10–1 5–1 T–1st
1982 Drake 4–7 2–4 5th
1983 Drake 1–10 1–6 6th
1984 Drake 4–7 2–3 T–4th
1985 Drake 4–7 1–4 T–6th
Drake: 40–59 19–32
Utah State Aggies (Big West Conference) (1986–1991)
1986 Utah State 3–8 3–4 T–4th
1987 Utah State 5–6 4–3 T–2nd
1988 Utah State 4–7 4–3 T–3rd
1989 Utah State 4–7 4–3 4th
1990 Utah State 5–5–1 5–1–1 T–2nd
1991 Utah State 5–6 5–2 3rd
Utah State: 26–39–1 25–16–1
Pacific Tigers (Big West Conference) (1992–1995)
1992 Pacific 3–8 2–4 6th
1993 Pacific 3–8 2–4 T–6th
1994 Pacific 6–5 4–2 4th
1995 Pacific 3–8 2–4 T–8th
Pacific: 15–29 10–14
Total: 81–127–1
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title or championship game berth

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