James G. Driver

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James G. Driver
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Driver pictured in The Colonial Echo 1920, William & Mary yearbook
Sport(s) Football, basketball, baseball
Biographical details
Born (1889-08-10)August 10, 1889
Died October 1975 (aged 86)
Williamsburg, Virginia
Playing career
Football
1908–1909

Basketball
1905–1907
1908–1910

William & Mary


William & Mary
William & Mary
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Football
1916
1919–1920

Basketball
1911–1913
1919–1923

Baseball
1912–1913
1920–1923

Newberry
William & Mary


South Carolina
William & Mary


South Carolina
William & Mary
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
1919–1923
1929–1935
1935–1937
William & Mary
Virginia
Virginia (graduate manager)
Head coaching record
Overall 11–13–1 (football)
36-24 (basketball)
56–39–1 (baseball)
Statistics
College Football Data Warehouse

James Glenn Driver (August 10, 1889 – October 1975) was an American football, basketball, and baseball player, coach, and college athletics administrator. He served as the head football coach at Newberry College in 1916 and at The College of William & Mary from 1919 to 1920, compiling a career college football record of 11–13–1. He was also the head basketball coach at the University of South Carolina from 1911 to 1913 and at William & Mary from 1919 to 1923, amassing a career college basketball record of 36–24. In addition, he was the head baseball coach at South Carolina from 1912 to 1913 and at William & Mary from 1920 to 1923, tallying a career college baseball mark of 56–39–1. Driver served as the athletic director at William & Mary from 1919 to 1923 and at the University of Virginia from 1929 to 1935.

In 1988, Driver was inducted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame.

Coaching career[edit]

Driver was the head coach for the William & Mary basketball team for the 1919–20 through 1922–23 seasons.[1] During his four years at the helm, he produced a 31–16 record.[1] Driver was also the head coach of the William & Mary football team for two seasons, 1919 and 1920. He compiled a 6–11–1 record during that time.[2]

Prior to William & Mary, Driver was the head coach of the South Carolina Gamecocks men's basketball team from 1911 to 1913. In his only two seasons he compiled a 5–7 record.

Head coaching record[edit]

Football[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Newberry Indians () (1916)
1916 Newberry 5–2
Newberry: 5–2
William & Mary Indians (Independent) (1919–1920)
1919 William & Mary 2–6–1
1920 William & Mary 4–5
William & Mary: 6–11–1
Total: 11–13–1

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