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Ray Louthen
File:Ray Louthen.jpg
Born (1925-10-04)October 4, 1925
Bluefield, Virginia
Died December 3, 2004(2004-12-03) (aged 79)

Raymond A. "Red" Louthen (October 4, 1925 – December 3, 2004) was an American football and baseball player, coach, and college athletics administrator. He served as the head football coach at Ball State University from 1962 to 1967, compiling a record of 37–13–3. Louthen was also the head baseball coach at Ball State from 1959 to 1970, tallying a mark of 158–127–1.

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College baseball[edit | edit source]

Louthen was the head baseball coach at Ball State from 1959 to 1970; he was a 3-time Indiana Collegiate Conference Coach of the Year (1960, 1961, 1962.) He coached six ICC MVPs (Dean Campbell, Mike Readnour, Homer Jackson, Frank Houk, Ed Sherry and Jim Roudebush) and 19 All-ICC players. Two of his players reached the major leagues; Merv Rettenmund and Steve Hargan.

Head coaching record[edit | edit source]

College football[edit | edit source]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Ball State Cardinals (Indiana Collegiate Conference) (1962–1967)
1962 Ball State 4–3–1
1963 Ball State 5–3
1964 Ball State 5–3 T–1st
1965 Ball State 9–0–1 1st T Grantland Rice
1966 Ball State 7–1–1 1st
1967 Ball State 7–3 1st L Grantland Rice
Ball State: 37–13–3
Total: 37–13–3
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title
Indicates Bowl Coalition, Bowl Alliance, BCS, or CFP / New Years' Six bowl.

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