Jim Cole

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Jim Cole
Sport(s) Football
Current position
Title Head coach
Team Alma
Conference MIAA
Record 115–99 (.537)
Biographical details
Born (1952-10-26) October 26, 1952 (age 61)
Playing career
1970–1972 Alma
Position(s) Quarterback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1974
1982–1989
1990
1991–present
Central Michigan (GA)
Alma (assistant)
Central Michigan (volunteer)
Alma
Head coaching record
Overall 115–99 (.537)
Tournaments 0–3 (NCAA D-III playoffs)
Statistics
College Football Data Warehouse
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
3 MIAA (1999, 2002, 2004)

Jim Cole (born October 26, 1952) is an American football coach and former player. He is currently the head coach at Alma College, a position he has held since 1991.

Playing career[edit]

Cole played quarterback for the Alma Scots located in Alma, Michigan. He was named all-conference and all-district quarterback for the Scots.[1]

Coaching career[edit]

Assistant coaching[edit]

Cole was a graduate assistant at Central Michigan University during the Chippewas' national championship season in 1974. He also spent time coaching as an assistant at Alma and as a head coach in the high school ranks.[1]

Alma[edit]

Cole was the head football coach for Alma[2] He assumed the role in 1991 after working as an assistant coach for eight years under Phil Brooks. Cole's coaching record at Alma is 115 wins and 99 losses.[3]

Cole has also coached the women's track teams at Alma. His teams have won or shared seven straight MIAA titles from 1985 to 1991.[1]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs NCAA Division III#
Alma Scots (Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1991–2012)
1991 Alma 5–4
1992 Alma 3–6
1993 Alma 2–7
1994 Alma 8–1
1995 Alma 6–3
1996 Alma 4–5 2–3 T–3rd
1997 Alma 6–3 3–3 T–3rd
1998 Alma 5–4 3–3 T–3rd
1999 Alma 8–2 5–1 T–1st L NCAA Division III First Round
2000 Alma 6–4 3–2 T–3rd
2001 Alma 6–4 3–2 3rd
2002 Alma 9–2 6–0 1st L NCAA Division III First Round
2003 Alma 6–4 3–3 T–4th
2004 Alma 8–3 6–1 1st L NCAA Division III First Round
2005 Alma 6–4 4–3 T–4th
2006 Alma 6–4 5–2 T–2nd
2007 Alma 5–5 5–2 3rd
2008 Alma 5–5 3–3 T–3rd
2009 Alma 5–5 3–3 T–3rd
2010 Alma 3–7 2–4 T–5th
2011 Alma 2–8 1–5 T–5th
2012 Alma 1–9 1–5 6th
Alma: 115–99
Total: 115–99
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title
#Rankings from final NCAA Division III Poll.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Jim Cole '74 Head Football Coach". Alma College Athletics. Retrieved November 26, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Football". Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association. Retrieved November 26, 2010. 
  3. ^ Shafer, Ian. "Alma College (All seasons results)". College Football Reference. Retrieved June 12, 2013. 

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