Jim Acree

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Jim Acree
Biographical details
Born (1928-04-17)April 17, 1928
Maud, Oklahoma
Died April 7, 1995(1995-04-07) (aged 66)
Corsicana, Texas
Playing career
1952-1953 Oklahoma
Position(s) C
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1958-1959
1960-1966
1967-1969
1970-1977
Bonham HS
Corsicana HS
Texas Tech (Assist.)
Midland Lee HS

James D. “Jim” Acree (April 17, 1928 – April 7, 1995) was a famed high school football coach. He is particularly known for his years at Corsicana High School in Corsicana, Texas, where he won a 3-A state championship in 1963, and at Robert E. Lee High School in Midland, Texas, where he coached from 1970 to 1977. He also had a short stint as assistant coach at Texas Tech University under head coach J. T. King.

Acree played collegiate football at the University of Oklahoma until 1953. He played center under coach Bud Wilkinson. He then became head coach at Bonham High School in Bonham, Texas.

At Midland Lee High, Acree coached a couple of future National Football League players, among them Pro Bowler Junior Miller, and Quarterback Brad Wright (Miami Dolphins, Dallas Cowboys, Detroit Lions), and at Corsicana some successful coaches, including Jerry Moore and Tom Wilson.

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