Bellard, Emory

Emory Bellard

Bellard won three state football championships as a coach at Breckenridge and San Angelo before going into college coaching.  He was an assistant to Darrell Royal at Texas when he was credited with inventing the wishbone offense.  The Longhorns won two national championships running Bellard’s wishbone offense.  He later was the head coach at Texas A&M and Mississippi State. Bellard, who won 268 games in his career, compiled a 48-27 record at Texas A&M from 1972-78, led the Aggies to four consecutive bowls and his 1975 squad reached as high as No. 2 in the country and won the Southwest Conference Championship.  Deceased