Don Shroyer

Don Shroyer
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born c. 1926
Playing career
1946–1949 Millikin
Position(s) Halfback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Southern Illinois
Head coaching record
Overall 32–25–1
College Football Data Warehouse
Accomplishments and honors
1961 NAIA Coach of the Year

Don Shroyer (born c. 1926)[1] was a college football player and coach. He played and coached at Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois and then went on to coach at Southern Illinois University.

Playing career

As a player at Millikin University, Shroyer was all-conference halfback in football for three consecutive years and all-conference champion in track in the broad jump.[2]

Coaching career


After a brief stint in the high school ranks, Shoyer returned to his alma mater Millikin University for his first college head coaching job and led the team from 1956 until 1961, accumulating a record of 28-19-1[3] with an impressive undefeated season in 1961.[2]

Southern Illinois

After Millikin, Shoyer became the tenth head football coach for the Southern Illinois Salukis in Carbondale, Illinois and he held that position for two seasons, from 1964 until 1965. His overall coaching record at SIU was 4 wins, 16 losses, and 0 ties. This ranks him 13th at SIU in terms of total wins and 17th at SIU in terms of winning percentage.[4]


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