James Kitts

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James Kitts
James Kitts.jpg
Sport(s) Football, basketball, baseball
Biographical details
Born (1900-06-14)June 14, 1900
Died December 13, 1952(1952-12-13) (aged 52)
El Paso, Texas
Playing career
Football
1918–1921

Basketball
1919–1922

SMU


SMU
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Football
1931–1933
1934–1939
1941
1946–1947

Basketball
1920s
1932–1938

Baseball
1925–1926

Rice (freshmen)
Rice
Virginia Tech
Virginia Tech


Athens HS (TX)
Rice


Dallas
Head coaching record
Overall 46–42–7 (college football)
58–56 (college basketball)
21–12 (college baseball)
Bowls 1–1
Statistics
College Football Data Warehouse
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
Football
2 SWC (1934, 1937)

James Roland "Jimmy" Kitts (June 14, 1900 – December 13, 1952)[1] was an American football, basketball, and baseball[2] player and coach. He served as head football coach at Rice Institute—now Rice University—from 1934 to 1939 and at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 1941 and from 1946 to 1947, compiling a career college football record of 46–42–7. Kitts was also the head basketball coach at Rice from 1932 to 1938, tallying a mark of 58–56. Kitts was inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 1956.[3]

Coaching career[edit]

From 1934 to 1939, Kitts coached at Rice, and compiled a 33–29–4 record. His 1934 team went 9–1–1, however his 1939 team went 1–9–1.

Death[edit]

Kitts died on December 13, 1952 in El Paso, Texas.[4]

Head coaching record[edit]

Football[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs AP#
Rice Owls (Southwest Conference) (1934–1939)
1934 Rice 9–1–1 5–1 1st
1935 Rice 8–3 3–3 T–3rd
1936 Rice 5–7 1–5 T–6th
1937 Rice 6–3–2 4–1–1 1st W Cotton 18
1938 Rice 4–6 3–3 4th
1939 Rice 1–9–1 0–5–1 7th
Rice: 33–29–4 16–18–2
Virginia Tech Hokies (Southern Conference) (1941)
1941 Virginia Tech 6–4 4–2 T–5th
Virginia Tech Hokies (Southern Conference) (1946–1947)
1946 Virginia Tech 3–4–3 3–3–2 T–7th L Sun
1947 Virginia Tech 4–5 4–3 8th
Virginia Tech: 13–13–3 11–8–2
Total: 46–42–7
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title
#Rankings from final AP Poll.

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