The Stephen F. Austin State University Lettermen's Association is committed to the improvement and promotion of SFASU athletics and academics through the effective action of leadership and promotion of voluntarism.

Elton "Coach" Bailey Passed Away


Floyd Elton “Coach” Bailey passed away November 18, 2011 in Austin, Texas with his loving children at his side. He was born June 8, 1934, in Gilmer, Texas.

He is survived by his sons, Brad Elton Bailey, Blake Adams Bailey; and daughter, Amanda Elizabeth Bailey; daughters-in-law, Sheri Bailey and Gretchen Bailey; granddaughters Elizabeth Bailey Pelkey and Savoy Blake Bailey; and great-granddaughter, Madison Grace Pelkey. He is also survived by the mother of his children, Barbara Adams Bailey.

Coach Bailey was a ‘56 and ‘64 graduate of SFA and lettered in football in 1954 & 1955.

In lieu of flowers the family requests you please make a gift donation to your favorite charity in Elton’s name.