Jim Ward (American football)

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James B. Ward, Jr.
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1948-01-02)January 2, 1948
Died April 26, 2001(2001-04-26) (aged 53)
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Buffalo (OC)
Head coaching record
Overall 8–24
College Football Data Warehouse

Jim Ward (January 2, 1948 – April 26, 2001) was a former head coach of the Buffalo college football program from 1992 to 1994.

Before coaching at UB, Ward was a football coach at Northwestern High School and later Howard University. Following his tenure at the University of Buffalo, Ward held multiple positions, including physical education teacher and vice principal at Seneca Vocational High School, principal of Douglass High School, and County Youth Commissioner for Erie County, New York. He resigned from that position in 2000, after he pleaded guilty to accepting unemployment benefits while he was employed by the Buffalo Public Schools system.[1]

Ward died in 2001 from a heart attack, while attending church services at Mount Olive Baptist Church.[2]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs Coaches# AP°
1992 Buffalo 4–6
1993 Buffalo 1–10
1994 Buffalo 3–8
Total: 8–24
Indicates BCS bowl, Bowl Alliance or Bowl Coalition game. #Rankings from final Coaches' Poll.


  1. ^ Vogel, C. (2000, June 8). Youth official resigns after guilty plea in benefits case. The Buffalo News, p. B1.
  2. ^ James B. Ward Jr. dies; coached UB football, held County - post. (2001, May 1). The Buffalo News, p. B5.

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