Hall of Fame - Inductee Detail

Volney Ashford

Volney Ashford

Details

  • Position: Coach
  • School: Missouri Valley
  • Years: 1937-1967
  • Inducted: 2009
  • Place of Birth: Chicago, IL
  • Date of Birth: Nov 15, 1907
  • Place of Death: Marshall, MO
  • Date of Death: Oct 14, 1973

Member Biography

From 1941-47, Missouri Valley College reeled off a 41-game winning streak with Coach Volney Ashford at the helm. Ashford coached the Vikings for over 30 years (1937- 67). The Missouri Valley grad�s 41-game winning streak, ranks fifth all-time in all divisions of college football. Ashford led the Vikings to unanimous national acclaim as the No. 1 small college team in the country in 1949. He was named Little All-American Coach of the Year in 1950 and twice received the NAIA Award of Merit. In 1959, he was named NAIA Coach of the Year, and his overall record ranks him in the top ten of all-time college coaches. In 1971, Ashford retired and took over as vice-president of development for the university. Ashford is a member of numerous other Halls of Fame. He passed away in 1973.