Jim Pittman

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Jim Pittman
Jim Pittman at Tulane.jpg
Pittman pictured in Jambalaya 1968, Tulane yearbook
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1925-08-28)August 28, 1925
Boyle, Mississippi
Died October 30, 1971(1971-10-30) (aged 46)
Waco, Texas
Playing career
1947–1949 Mississippi State
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1951–1953
1954–1955
1966–1970
1971
Mississippi State (freshmen)
Mississippi State (assistant)
Tulane
TCU
Head coaching record
Overall 24–33–1
Bowls 1–0

James Noel "Jim" Pittman (August 28, 1925 – October 30, 1971) was a college football coach at Tulane University, and Texas Christian University. A native of Boyle, Mississippi, Pittman played at Mississippi State University. From 1966 to 1970, he served as the head football coach at Tulane, and during his tenure there he compiled a 21–30–1 record. In 1971, he served as the head football coach at TCU, where he compiled a 3–3–1 record.[1][2] He died of a heart attack suffered on the sidelines of the TCU-Baylor game in Waco, Texas on October 30, 1971.[2]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs Coaches# AP°
Tulane Green Wave (Independent) (1966–1970)
1966 Tulane 5–4–1
1967 Tulane 3–7
1968 Tulane 2–8
1969 Tulane 3–7
1970 Tulane 8–4 W Liberty 17
Tulane: 21–30–1
TCU Horned Frogs (Southwest Conference) (1971)
1971 TCU 3–3–1 2–1–1
TCU: 3–3–1 2–1–1
Total: 24–33–2
#Rankings from final Coaches' Poll.
°Rankings from final AP Poll.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pittman Leaves Tulane Eleven To Coach T.C.U.". The New York Times. United Press International. December 16, 1970. Retrieved January 17, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Pittman burial Tuesday". The Tuscaloosa News. The Associated Press. November 1, 1971. p. 6. Retrieved January 17, 2010.