Jim Pixlee

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Jim Pixlee
Jim Pixlee.jpg
Pixlee pictured in The Redskin 1920, Oklahoma A&M yearbook
Sport(s) Football, basketball
Biographical details
Born (1889-03-29)March 29, 1889
Missouri
Died February 17, 1967(1967-02-17) (aged 77)
Clinton County, Missouri
Playing career
Football
1909, 1911–1912

Missouri
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Football
1919–1920
1922–1928
1929–1937

Basketball
1919–1921
1922–1929
1930–1932

Oklahoma A&M
Westminster (MO)
George Washington


Oklahoma A&M
Westminster (MO)
George Washington
Head coaching record
Overall 77–59–14 (football)
90–50 (basketball)
Statistics
College Football Data Warehouse

James Ebenezzar "Possum Jim" Pixlee (March 29, 1889 – February 17, 1967) was an American football player and coach of football and basketball. He served as the head football coach at Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical College, now Oklahoma State University–Stillwater (1919–1920), Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri (1922–1928), and George Washington University (1929–1937), compiling a career college football record of 77–59–14. Pixlee was also the head basketball coach at Oklahoma A&M (1919–1921), Westminster (1922–1929), and George Washington (1930–1932), tallying a career college basketball mark of 0–50.

Pixlee attended the University of Missouri, where he lettered in football during the 1909, 1911, and 1912 seasons.[1] He was head coach of the Oklahoma A&M Aggies for the 1919 and 1920 football seasons. During this period, the team won three of their 16 games.[2] By 1929 Pixlee was director of athletics at Missouri's Westminster College.[3]

In 1929, Pixlee took over the head coaching position of the George Washington Colonials, starting with an 0–8 season. He went on to win more football games than any other coach in George Washington's history, leading the Colonials to records crowds and coaching Alphonse "Tuffy" Leemans, whom David Holt described as "perhaps GW's greatest athlete ever".[4] Pixlee left that position in 1937.

He was married to Blossom Pixlee.

Head coaching record[edit]

Football[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Oklahoma A&M Aggies (Southwest Conference) (1919–1920)
1919 Oklahoma A&M 3–3–2 0–2 8th
1920 Oklahoma A&M 0–7–1 0–4 T–7th
Oklahoma A&M: 3–10–3 0–6
Westminster Blue Jays () (1922–1928)
1922 Westminster 0–5–2
1923 Westminster 3–5
1924 Westminster 9–0
1925 Westminster 6–1
1927 Westminster 3–4–1
1928 Westminster 6–2–1
Westminster: 32–19–4
George Washington Colonials (Independent) (1929–1937)
1929 George Washington 0–8
1930 George Washington 4–4–1
1931 George Washington 5–2–1
1932 George Washington 6–2–1
1933 George Washington 5–3–1
1934 George Washington 6–3–1
1935 George Washington 6–3
1936 George Washington 7–1–1
1937 George Washington 3–4–1
George Washington: 42–30–7
Total: 77–59–14

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