Jim Myers

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Jim Myers
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1921-11-12)November 12, 1921
Madison, West Virginia
Playing career
1941–1942
1944
1946
Tennessee
Card-Pitt (off-season member)
Tennessee
Position(s) Guard
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1947
1948
1949–1956
1957
1958–1961
1962–1986
Wofford (OL)
Vanderbilt (OL)
UCLA (OC/OL)
Iowa State
Texas A&M
Dallas Cowboys (OC/OL)
Head coaching record
Overall 16–29–5
Statistics
College Football Data Warehouse

James A. "Jim" Myers (born Nov 12, 1921) is a former American football coach.[1] He coached for 40 years at the collegiate and professional level. He is probably most remembered for his time as line coach and (since 1971) associated head coach with the Dallas Cowboys[2] under Tom Landry. He was also an offseason member of the Card-Pitt team in 1944, playing as a guard. Card-Pitt was the contraction of the Cardinals and Steelers teams during World War II and was generally considered one of the worst teams in history, finishing 0–10 and outscored by 220 points.

After serving as line coach and offensive coordinator under Henry Russell Sanders at the Vanderbilt University and later University of California, Los Angeles, Myers became head coach at Iowa State University in 1957, where he compiled a 4–5–1 record. He later coached at Texas A&M from 1958 to 1961. His record there stands at 12–24–4. Myers frequently used a single-wing formation he had learned at Tennessee under head coach Robert Neyland.

Myers was hired by Tom Landry to coach the Dallas Cowboys offensive line in 1962. He later became offensive coordinator and associate head coach.

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Iowa State Cyclones (Big Seven Conference) (1957)
1957 Iowa State 4–5–1 2–4 T–5th
Iowa State: 4–5–1 2–4
Texas A&M Aggies (Southwest Conference) (1958–1961)
1958 Texas A&M 4–6 2–4 T–5th
1959 Texas A&M 3–7 0–6 7th
1960 Texas A&M 1–6–3 0–4–3 7th
1961 Texas A&M 4–5–1 3–4 4th
Texas A&M: 12–24–4 5–18–3
Total: 16–29–5

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Aggies Pull Switch To Hire Jim Myers". The Free Lance-Star. 23 January 1958. Retrieved 2 February 2011. 
  2. ^ The Official 1981 Dallas Cowboys bluebook. Dallas, Texas: Taylor Publishing Company. 1981. pp. 23 ff. ISBN 978-0-87833-321-9.