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A Pittsburg State University football players’ playbook from the mid-1950s, a football program from 1951, and a newspaper clipping.

Edward LeRoy Simpson was born in Miami, Oklahoma in 1934, to Eddie and Ada Simpson. From 1952-1956 LeRoy attended the Kansas State Teachers College (now Pittsburg State University). He played several positions on the football team, including quarterback, and lettered all four years. He went on to receive a master’s degree from the Kansas State Teachers College in 1961. After earning a doctorate, Dr. Simpson joined Wayne State College in Wayne, Nebraska in 1968 as an associate professor of human performance/leisure studies and athletic director. During his tenure of over 30 years teaching and coaching, he was the track and field and cross country coach from 1968 to his retirement in 1997. He started the women’s track program at Wayne State College and was inducted into the WSC Athletic Hall of Fame in 2001 and the Sioux City Relays Hall of Fame in 2009. He was married to Marian Simpson and they had one son. E. LeRoy Simpson passed away in 2011 in Woodland Park, Colorado.

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Athletics, Social Life and Customs


Education | History | Sports Studies

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.4 linear feet

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Manuscript Number

SpC MS 0403

Simpson, E. LeRoy, Playbook, 1954-1956



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