Jim Dickey

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Jim Dickey
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1934-03-22) March 22, 1934 (age 80)
Playing career
1956 Houston
Position(s) Quarterback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1963–1965
1966–1969
1970–1972
1973–1974
1975–1977
1978–1985
1986–1987
1988–1989
Houston (assistant)
Oklahoma State (assistant)
Oklahoma (DB)
Kansas (DC)
North Carolina (DC)
Kansas State
Florida (ILB)
Florida (DB)
Head coaching record
Overall 24–54–2
Bowls 0–1
Statistics
College Football Data Warehouse
Accomplishments and honors
Awards
Big Eight Coach of the Year (1982)

James Dickey (born March 22, 1934) is a former American football player and coach. He served as the head football coach at Kansas State University from 1978 to 1985, compiling record of 24–54–2. In 1981, he redshirted 18 players, including eight seniors and almost all of his best players. With all of those players returning the following season in 1982, Dickey led Kansas State to their first bowl game appearance in school history, the Independence Bowl, where they lost to the Wisconsin Badgers.[1] 1982 was also the first winning season for the program since 1970 under head coach Vince Gibson.[2]

After opening the 1985 season with two consecutive losses to I-AA teams, Dickey was forced to resign on September 15.[3] Assistant athletic director Lee Moon coached the team for the remainder of the season posting a 1–8 record.

Dickey is the father of the former Kansas State quarterback and former head football coach at the University of North Texas, Darrell Dickey.[4]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Kansas State Wildcats (Big Eight Conference) (1978–1985)
1978 Kansas State 4–7 3–4 T–5th
1979 Kansas State 3–8 1–6 8th
1980 Kansas State 3–8 2–5 6th
1981 Kansas State 2–9 1–6 8th
1982 Kansas State 6–5–1 3–3–1 4th L Independence
1983 Kansas State 3–8 1–6 8th
1984 Kansas State 3–7–1 2–4–1 T–5th
1985 Kansas State 0–2*
Kansas State: 24–54–2 13–34–2
Total: 24–54–2

* Dickey resigned as head coach after the second game of the 1985 season.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Independence Bowl Year-by-year records
  2. ^ College Football Data Warehouse Kansas State University records
  3. ^ "Kansas State Fires Coach Jim Dickey". Gainesville Sun. September 16, 1985. 
  4. ^ KSL TV "Darrell Dickey Named USU Offensive Coordinator" January 16, 2007

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