J. T. King

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J. T. King
J T King 1967.jpg
King in 1967
Biographical details
Born (1912-10-22)October 22, 1912
Wilmot, Arkansas, USA
Died January 27, 1993(1993-01-27) (aged 80)
Playing career
1935-1937 Texas
Position(s) OG
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Texas A&M (Assist.)
Texas (Assist.)
Texas (Assist.)
Texas Tech (Assist.)
Texas Tech
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
1970–1978 Texas Tech
Head coaching record
Overall 44–45–3
College Football Data Warehouse

J. T. King (October 22, 1912 – January 27, 1993(1993-01-27)) was an American football coach. He was the head football coach of the Texas Tech Red Raiders from 1961 to 1969. He amassed a 44–45–3 record.

Born in Wilmot, Arkansas, King graduated from Houston Reagan High School. Collegiately, he played offensive guard under coach Dana X. Bible at Texas. He later served as an assistant coach at his alma mater from 1950–52 and from 1954-56.

King was appointed head coach at Texas Tech on November 29, 1960, after DeWitt Weaver resigned to enter private business in Alabama. King was the Texas Tech athletic director from 1970 until 1978.[1]

King was inducted to the University of Texas Men's Athletics Hall of Honor in 1981.[2]