|Born||January 23, 1927|
|Died||September 2, 2012 85) (aged|
Overland Park, Kansas
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|Head coaching record|
|Accomplishments and honors|
Thomas Arthur Lester (January 23, 1927 – September 2, 2012) was an American college football coach.He was the eighth head football coach at Kansas State College of Pittsburg—now known as Pittsburg State University—in Pittsburg, Kansas, serving for nine seasons, from 1967 to 1975, and compiling a record of 48–38–5.
|Pittsburg State Gorillas (Central Intercollegiate Conference)(1967–1968)|
|Pittsburg State Gorillas (Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference)(1969–1971)|
|1969||Pittsburg State||5–5||2–3||6th (Plains)|
|1970||Pittsburg State||9–2||4–1||1st (Plains)|
|1971||Pittsburg State||8–1–1||3–1–1||2nd (Plains)|
|Pittsburg State Gorillas (Great Plains Athletic Conference)(1972–1975)|
|National championship Conference title Conference division title or championship game berth|
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