James Coombs

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James Coombs
James P Coombs.jpg
Coombs pictured in The Prism 1901, Maine yearbook
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1869-06-06)June 6, 1869
Augusta, Maine
Died February 22, 1935(1935-02-22) (aged 65)[1]
Great Kills, Staten Island, New York
Alma mater Brown University (1897)[2]
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1898 Maine
Head coaching record
Overall 1–4
College Football Data Warehouse

James Parker "Jim" Coombs,[3] also known as Big Jim or Daddy Jim (June 6, 1869 – February 22, 1935), was the head coach of the University of Maine's football team in 1898 and compiled a 1–4 record. Coombs later went on to be a singer in New York.[4]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs Rank#
Maine Black Bears (Maine Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1898)
1898 Maine 1–4
Total: 1–4
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title
Indicates BCS bowl, Bowl Alliance or Bowl Coalition game. #Rankings from final Coaches' Poll.


  1. ^ "Brown alumni monthly". Archive.org. Retrieved 2012-07-31. 
  2. ^ The ATO palm - Alpha Tau Omega - Google Books. Books.google.ca. Retrieved 2012-07-31. 
  3. ^ "The Sun - Google News Archive". News.google.com. Retrieved 2012-07-31. 
  4. ^ "Brown alumni monthly". 1.us.archive.org. Retrieved 2012-07-31.