Wayne State College

Warren 'Bud' Best

Inducted: 1980

Warren 'Bud' Best attended Wayne State from 1939-43, graduating with a degree in Health, Physical Education and Recreation. Warren was the second athlete in the history of Wayne State College Athletics to achieve the distinction of having won a varsity letter in three sports for all four years he attended. As a football player, he was awarded All-Conference distinction three straight years, 1940, 1941 and 1942. Warren played basketball during those same years and was named an All-Conference guard in 1942 and 1943. In track, Warren co-held the 100 yard dash record of 9.9 seconds, which he set in 1943. After graduation, Warren taught in the Albion School District from 1946-52, where he coached football, basketball, and track, as well as teaching. From Albion he moved to the Norfolk area to teach and coach football and track for five years. Warren was an associate professor of Health and Physical Education at the University of Northern Colorado from 1957-1967. While there he was the head swimming coach, backfield coach in football, and the assistant baseball coach. At the time of his induction, Warren was the Director of Career and Placement and a teach of College Student Personnel Administration at the University of Northern Colorado. Best was inducted into the WSC Athletics Hall of Fame October 11, 1980.