Erv Pitts
Biographical details
Born(1920-09-14)September 14, 1920
Neodesha, Kansas
DiedJanuary 17, 1999(1999-01-17) (aged 78)
Playing career
Football
1941–1942Missouri
Position(s)Quarterback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Football
1948–1949Aberdeen HS (WA)
1950Caruthersville HS (MO)
1953Peru State (line)
1954–1955Dakota Wesleyan
1956–1960South Dakota (assistant)
1964–1968Peru State
Basketball
1954–1956Dakota Wesleyan
1973Peru State
Baseball
1958South Dakota
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
1964–?Peru State
Head coaching record
Overall20–38–4 (college football)
22–22 (college basketball)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
Football
1 NCC (1964)

Ervin Ralph Pitts (September 14, 1920 – January 17, 1999) was an American football, basketball, and baseball coach and college athletics administrator.[1] He served as a head coach at Dakota Wesleyan University in Madison, South Dakota in football (1954 to 1955) and basketball (1954 to 1956).[2] Pitts then served in a similar capacity at Peru State College in Peru, Nebraska, first as a head football coach (1964 to 1968) and then as head men's basketball coach (1973).[3]

A native of Coffeyville, Kansas, Pitts played college football at the University of Missouri. As a quarterback for the Missouri Tigers, he led a split-T offense for head coach Don Faurot.[4]

Head coaching record

College football

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Dakota Wesleyan Tigers (South Dakota Intercollegiate Conference) (1954–1955)
1954 Dakota Wesleyan 5–3 5–3 4th
1955 Dakota Wesleyan 4–3–2 3–2–2 4th
Dakota Wesleyan: 9–6–2 8–5–2
Peru State Bobcats (Nebraska College Conference) (1964–1968)
1964 Peru State 2–7 1–3 4th
1965 Peru State 4–5 3–1 T–1st
1966 Peru State 2–7 1–3 4th
1967 Peru State 1–7–1 1–3 4th
1968 Peru State 2–6 0–4 5th
Peru State: 11–32–2 6–14
Total: 20–38–4
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title or championship game berth

References

  1. ^ "Ervin Pitts". rockmnation.com. Retrieved December 6, 2018.
  2. ^ "Men's Basketball Records" (PDF). Dakota Wesleyan University. Retrieved December 6, 2018.
  3. ^ "Men's Basketball Records" (PDF). Peru State College. Retrieved December 6, 2018.
  4. ^ "Erv Pitts Leaves Vermillion Post for Graduate Work". Sioux City Journal. Sioux City, Iowa. Associated Press. May 14, 1961. p. D1. Retrieved April 22, 2019 – via Newspapers.com open access.