May 12, 1898|
April 16, 1974 (aged 75)|
|Alma mater||Phillips University|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|Head coaching record|
|Tournaments||NCAA Div. I: 4–12 (.250)|
|Accomplishments and honors|
NCAA Champions (1943)
NCAA Div. II Runner-up (1962)
8x MSC Champions (1941, 1943, 1946, 1947, 1949, 1952, 1953, 1958)
Basketball Hall of Fame|
Inducted in 1980 (profile)
College Basketball Hall of Fame|
Inducted in 2006
Everett F. Shelton (May 12, 1898 – April 16, 1974) was a well-known college men's basketball coach in the 1940s and 1950s. Shelton played quarterback for the Phillips University football team. The Cunningham, Kansas native coached 46 years at the high school, college and AAU levels and compiled an 850–437 record. He is mostly known for coaching the University of Wyoming Cowboys basketball team from 1939 to 1959. While at Wyoming, Shelton had a record of 328 wins and 201 losses for a .620 winning percentage. He guided the Cowboys to eight conference championships and eight NCAA Tournament appearances. During his career, he was President of the National Association of Basketball Coaches.
Ev's 1943 team at Wyoming won the fifth NCAA national championship. Ev nearly repeated the feat of winning a national championship at Sacramento State College, where his Hornets lost in overtime to Mount St. Mary's in the NCAA Division II championship in the early 1960s.
- Eight Conference Championships with the University of Wyoming: 1941, 1943, 1946, 1947, 1949, 1952, 1953, 1958
- Elected to the National Basketball Hall of Fame in 1980
Head coaching record
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