Bennie Ellender

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Bennie Ellender
Bennie Ellender at Tulane.jpg
Ellender pictured in Jambalaya 1976, Tulane yearbook
Sport(s)Football
Biographical details
Born(1925-03-02)March 2, 1925[1]
Sulphur, Louisiana
DiedDecember 22, 2011(2011-12-22) (aged 86)
Metairie, Louisiana[2]
Playing career
1943–1944
1946–1947
Tulane
Tulane
Position(s)Quarterback, safety
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1959
1960–1961
1962
1963–1970
1971–1975
Tulane (freshmen)
Tulane (OB)
Arkansas State (DB)
Arkansas State
Tulane
Head coaching record
Overall79–49–4
Bowls2–2
Statistics
College Football Data Warehouse
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
1 NCAA College Division National (1970)
3 Southland (1968–1970)
Awards
AFCA College Division Coach of the Year (1970)
 
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Bennie Ellender
Bennie Ellender at Tulane.jpg
Ellender pictured in Jambalaya 1976, Tulane yearbook
Sport(s)Football
Biographical details
Born(1925-03-02)March 2, 1925[1]
Sulphur, Louisiana
DiedDecember 22, 2011(2011-12-22) (aged 86)
Metairie, Louisiana[2]
Playing career
1943–1944
1946–1947
Tulane
Tulane
Position(s)Quarterback, safety
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1959
1960–1961
1962
1963–1970
1971–1975
Tulane (freshmen)
Tulane (OB)
Arkansas State (DB)
Arkansas State
Tulane
Head coaching record
Overall79–49–4
Bowls2–2
Statistics
College Football Data Warehouse
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
1 NCAA College Division National (1970)
3 Southland (1968–1970)
Awards
AFCA College Division Coach of the Year (1970)

Bennie Ellender, Jr. (March 2, 1925 – December 22, 2011) 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.

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[edit]

YearTeamOverallConferenceStandingBowl/playoffsCoaches#AP°
Arkansas State Indians (NCAA College Division Independent) (1963)
1963Arkansas State2–6
Arkansas State Indians (Southland Conference) (1964–1970)
1964Arkansas State7–0–22–0–22nd
1965Arkansas State6–31–35th
1966Arkansas State7–22–2T–3rd
1967Arkansas State4–52–23rd
1968Arkansas State7–3–13–0–11stL Pecan
1969Arkansas State8–1–14–01stW Pecan
1970Arkansas State11–04–01stW Pecan
Arkansas State:52–20–418–7–3
Tulane Green Wave (NCAA University Division / Division I Independent) (1971–1975)
1971Tulane3–8
1972Tulane6–5
1973Tulane9–3L Bluebonnet1520
1974Tulane5–6
1975Tulane4–7
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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