Donald Gene Shroyer (November 24, 1925 – July 7, 2013) was an American football and baseball coach. He served as the head football coach at Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois from 1956 to 1961 and at Southern Illinois University Carbondale from 1964 to 1965, compiling a career college football coaching record of 32–35–1. Shroyer was also the head baseball coach at Millikin from 1957 to 1959, tallying a mark of 28–15. From 1962 to 1963, he was an assistant coach for St. Louis Cardinals of the National Football League (NFL).
|Born||November 24, 1925|
|Died||July 7, 2013 87) (aged|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1951–1965||Carmi HS (IL)|
|1962–1963||St. Louis Cardinals (assistant)|
|Head coaching record|
|Overall||32–35–1 (college football)|
28–15 (college baseball)
36–11–3 (high school football)
|Accomplishments and honors|
1 CCIW (1961)
NAIA Coach of the Year (1961)
After a brief stint in the high school ranks, Shoyer returned to his alma mater, Millikin University, for his first college head coaching job and led the team from 1956 until 1961, accumulating a record of 28–19–1 with an undefeated season in 1961.
After Millikin, Shoyer became the tenth head football coach at Southern Illinois University Carbondale and he held that position for two seasons, from 1964 until 1965. His record at Southern Illinois was 4–16.
Head coaching record
|Millikin Big Blue (College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin) (1956–1961)|
|Southern Illinois Salukis (NCAA College Division independent) (1964–1965)|
|National championship Conference title Conference division title or championship game berth|
- "Millikin Coach is Lemm Aid". Milwaukee Sentinel. Milwaukee, Wisconsin. United Press International. March 28, 1962. p. B4. Retrieved December 19, 2018 – via Google News.
- News Release | Millikin University Archived September 22, 2006, at the Wayback Machine
- MU | Home of the Big Blue Archived May 13, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
- Southern Illinois Coaching Records Archived July 6, 2003, at the Wayback Machine