Odus Mitchell

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Odus Mitchell
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Mitchell pictured in The Yucca 1951, North Texas State yearbook
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born 1899
Died July 5, 1989(1989-07-05) (aged 90)
Denton, Texas
Playing career
1921–1924 West Texas State
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1941–1945
1946–1966
Marshall HS (TX)
North Texas State
Head coaching record
Overall 122–85–9 (college)
165–44–8 (high school)
Bowls 1–2
Statistics
College Football Data Warehouse
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
2 LSC (1946–1947)
5 GCC (1950–1952, 1955–1956)
3 MVC (1958–1959, 1966)

James Odus Mitchell (1899 – July 5, 1989) was an American football player and coach. As a coach, he was successful both at the high school and collegiate levels. In 42 years of coaching, at all levels, he compiled a 289–129–17 record. In his 21 years as a high school coach, he coached at Slaton, Childress, Pampa, and Marshall, compiling a 165–44–8 record. At Marshall he coached Y. A. Tittle. From 1946 to 1966, Mitchell was the head football coach at North Texas State College, now the University of North Texas, compiling a record of 122–85–9. From 1946 to 1952, the Mean Green enjoyed seven consecutive winning seasons, which is a school record. His teams earned 10 conference championships, and played in three bowl games. In his 1966 season, North Texas went 8–2, which helped earn him National Coach of the Year honors. In 1986, he was inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame.

Head coaching record[edit]

College[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
North Texas State Eagles (Lone Star Conference) (1946–1948)
1946 North Texas State 7–3–1 1st W Optimist
1947 North Texas State 10–2 6–0 1st L Salad
1948 North Texas State 6–4 4–2 2nd
North Texas State Eagles (Gulf Coast Conference) (1949–1956)
1949 North Texas State 8–4 2–1
1950 North Texas State 7–2–1 2–0–1 1st
1951 North Texas State 8–4 2–0 1st
1952 North Texas State 7–3 2–0 1st
1953 North Texas State 3–6–1 1–1
1954 North Texas State 4–6 1–1
1955 North Texas State 5–4–1 2–0 1st
1956 North Texas State 7–2–1 2–0–1 1st
North Texas State Eagles (Missouri Valley Conference) (1957–1966)
1957 North Texas State 5–5 1–0 2nd
1958 North Texas State 7–2–1 2–1–1 1st
1959 North Texas State 9–2 3–1 T–1st L Sun
1960 North Texas State 2–6–1 0–3 4th
1961 North Texas State 5–4–1 1–2 T–2nd
1962 North Texas State 6–4 2–1 1st
1963 North Texas State 3–6 2–2 T–3rd
1964 North Texas State 2–7–1 1–3 T–4th
1965 North Texas State 3–7 2–2 T–3rd
1966 North Texas State 8–2 3–1 T–1st
North Texas State: 122–85–9
Total: 122–85–9

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