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Former Utah State head football coach Chuck Shelton passes away at age 84

Former Utah State head football coach Chuck Shelton coaches from the sidelines during his time in Logan. Shelton passed away Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020.
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SALT LAKE CITY — Utah State’s 20th head football coach, Chuck Shelton, passed away Thursday.

Shelton, who was 84, coached the Aggies from 1986-91, leading the program to a 26-39-1 record, including 25-16-1 in Big West Conference play. He was named the Big West’s Co-Coach of the Year in 1991.

Before his time at USU, Shelton was the head coach at Drake from 1977-85. Following his time in Logan, he spent four seasons as the head coach at Pacific and compiled a 81-127-1 record as a head coach.

Shelton was born on Aug. 16, 1935, in Rolla, Missouri.