Jack Mitchell (American football)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Jack Mitchell
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1923-12-03)December 3, 1923
Arkansas City, Kansas
Died July 5, 2009(2009-07-05) (aged 85)
Sun City, Arizona
Playing career
1946–1948 Oklahoma
Position(s) Quarterback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1949
1950
1951–1952
1953–1954
1955–1957
1958–1966
Blackwell HS (OK)
Tulsa (assistant)
Texas Tech (assistant)
Wichita
Arkansas
Kansas
Head coaching record
Overall 74–59–7 (college)
Bowls 1–0
Statistics
College Football Data Warehouse
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
1 Missouri Valley (1954)
1 Big Eight (1960)
Awards
All-American, 1948

Jack Churchill Mitchell (December 3, 1923 – July 5, 2009) was an American football player and coach. He served as the head football coach at the University of Wichita, now Wichita State University, (1953–1954), the University of Arkansas (1955–1957), and the University of Kansas (1958–1966), compiling a career college football record of 72–61–7. Mitchell played football at the University of Oklahoma as a quarterback from 1946 to 1948. He was named an All-American in 1948.

Coaching career[edit]

Wichita[edit]

Mitchell was the 21st head college football coach for the University of Wichita (now Wichita State University) located in Wichita, Kansas and he held that position for two seasons, from 1953 until 1954. His overall coaching record at Wichita was 13 wins, 5 losses, and 1 ties. This ranks him 11th at Wichita State in terms of total wins and fourth at Wichita State in terms of winning percentage[1]

Arkansas[edit]

From 1954 to 1957, he was the head football coach at Arkansas, where he compiled a 17–12–1 record.

Kansas[edit]

Mitchell was the 28th head football coach for the University of Kansas Jayhawks located in Lawrence, Kansas and he held that position for nine seasons, from 1958 until 1966. His overall coaching record at Kansas was 42 wins, 44 losses, and 5 ties. This ranks him fourth at Kansas in terms of total wins and 20th at Kansas in terms of winning percentage.[2]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs Coaches# AP°
Wichita Shockers (Missouri Valley Conference) (1953–1954)
1953 Wichita 4–4–1 1–2 T–3rd
1954 Wichita 9–1 4–0 1st
Wichita: 13–5–1 5–2
Arkansas Razorbacks (Southwest Conference) (1955–1957)
1955 Arkansas 5–4–1 3–2–1 4th
1956 Arkansas 6–4 3–3 4th
1957 Arkansas 6–4 2–4 T–5th
Arkansas: 17–12–1 8–9–1
Kansas Jayhawks (Big Seven/Big Eight Conference) (1958–1966)
1958 Kansas 4–5–1 3–2–1 4th
1959 Kansas 5–5 3–3 T–3rd
1960 Kansas 7–2–1 4–2–1 3rd 9 11
1961 Kansas 7–3–1 5–2 T–2nd W Bluebonnet 15
1962 Kansas 6–3–1 4–2–1 4th
1963 Kansas 5–5 3–4 T–4th
1964 Kansas 6–4 5–2 3rd
1965 Kansas 2–8 2–5 T–6th
1966 Kansas 2–7–1 0–6–1 T–7th
Kansas: 42–44–5 29–28–4
Total: 72–61–7
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title
#Rankings from final Coaches' Poll.
°Rankings from final AP Poll.

References[edit]

Additional sources[edit]

External links[edit]