Lloyd W. Eaton
(March 23, 1918 – March 14, 2007) was an American football
player, coach, and executive. He served as the head coach at Alma College
(1949–1955), Northern Michigan University
(1956), and the University of Wyoming
(1962–1970), compiling a career college football
record of 104–53–4. He then served as the director of player personnel for the NFL
's Green Bay Packers
Growing up in Belle Fourche, South Dakota
, Eaton was an outstanding football, track, and boxing athlete at Belle Fourche High School. After High School, he graduated from Black Hills State Teachers College
where he played end and became captain of the team in his junior year. He remained at Black Hills after graduation, becoming the line coach there for one year.
Eaton then coached football at DuPre High School for several years leading up to his service in World War II
Following the War, he returned to coaching at Bennett County High School in Martin, South Dakota
, and then earned a master's degree at the University of Michigan
. While at Michigan, he coached the 150-pound football team.
He began doctoral studies at Indiana University
, then moved on to coach football at Alma College
in Michigan. There his teams won the 1950 and 1951 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
championship titles, and he compiled a record of 40–20–2. His influence there was felt by player Denny Stolz
, who later became a successful coach.
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