Roy Lester Wiki – Roy Lester Bio
E. Roy Lester (born c. 1923) is an American former college and high school football coach. As head coach of Richard Montgomery High School, his teams compiled an 86–10–1 record and six undefeated seasons.
After a successful career at the high school level, he served as the head coach of the University of Maryland football team from 1969 to 1971. Lester was the school’s fourth head coach in five years, and compiled a 7–25 record during his tenure. He was fired after the 1971 season when Maryland finished at the bottom of the Atlantic Coast Conference for the second consecutive year.
Very sad to announce the passing of RMs Legendary FB Coach, Roy Lester. 10 yrs as HC. 86-10 record. 6 undef. seasons and a nationally ranked team. The RM stadium 🏟 is named after Coach Lester, he’s an RM Hall of Famer and The Greatest of All Time! #RocketPride #RMFBGoat 🚀🏈🖤💛
— Jon Freda (@RMRocketsAD) May 3, 2020
Lester returned to the interscholastic soccer coach at Paint Branch High School and Magruder High School. Their teams won three Maryland state championships. Lester attended the University of West Virginia, where he was a three-sports athlete and earned letters in soccer, baseball, and basketball. He was inducted into the University of West Virginia Sports Hall of Fame in 2008.
Roy Lester Age
He was 96 years old.
Roy Lester Career
Lester, born in a small town in West Virginia, was a three-sport athlete at West Virginia University. After 10 years at Richard Montgomery, he left to become the head coach at the University of Maryland from 1968-71. He came back to coach in Montgomery County in 1972 leading Paint Branch to a Class B state championship in 1975 and Magruder to a Class B state championship in 1984 and a Class A state title in 1986.
Lester is a member of several halls of fame including RM and West Virginia University. Richard Montgomery’s football stadium/athletic field is named after Lester.