James A. Baldwin

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James Baldwin
James Baldwin - Duke.jpg
Sport(s) Football, basketball, baseball, track
Biographical details
Born (1886-05-26)May 26, 1886
Manchester, New Hampshire
Died August 2, 1964(1964-08-02) (aged 78)
Hyannis, Massachusetts
Playing career
1907 Dartmouth
Position(s) Halfback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1908 Somerville HS (MA)
1909–1912 Brockton HS (MA)
1913–1914 Passaic HS (NJ)
1915–1916 Rhode Island State
1919–1920 Maine
1921 Trinity (NC)
1922–1924 Lehigh
1926–1927 Wake Forest
1915–1918 Rhode Island State
1920–1921 Maine
1921–1922 Trinity (NC)
1922–1925 Lehigh
1926–1928 Wake Forest
c. 1916 Rhode Island State
1923–1925 Lehigh
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
1916–1920 Rhode Island State
1920–1921 Maine
Head coaching record
Overall 41–32–14 (college football)
85–66 (college basketball)
32–25–1 (college baseball)
Accomplishments and honors
2 Maine Intercollegiate Athletic Association (1919–1920)

James A. "Jim" Baldwin (May 26, 1886 – August 2, 1964) was an American football player, track athlete, coach of football, basketball, and baseball, and college athletics administrator. He served as the head football coach at Rhode Island State College—now the University of Rhode Island, the University of Maine, Trinity College in Durham, North Carolina—now Duke University, Lehigh University, and Wake Forest University, compiling a career college football record of 41–32–14. Baldwin was also the head basketball coach at the same five schools, amassing a career college basketball mark of 85–66. In addition he served as the head baseball coach at Rhode Island State and at Lehigh, tallying a career college baseball record of 32–25–1. From 1916 to 1920, Baldwin was the athletic director at Rhode Island while he coached three sports.


Baldwin died on August 2, 1964 at a nursing home in Hyannis, Massachusetts.[1]

Head coaching record[edit]

College football[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Rhode Island State Rams (Independent) (1915–1916)
1915 Rhode Island State 3–5
1916 Rhode Island State 3–4–1
Rhode Island State: 6–9–1
Maine Black Bears (Maine Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1919–1920)
1919 Maine 6–1 1st
1920 Maine 3–3–3 1st
Maine: 9–4–3
Trinity Blue Devils (Independent) (1921)
1921 Trinity 6–1–2
Duke: 6–1–2
Lehigh Engineers (Independent) (1922–1924)
1922 Lehigh 3–5–1
1923 Lehigh 6–2–1
1924 Lehigh 4–1–3
Lehigh: 13–8–5
Wake Forest Demon Deacons (Independent) (1926–1927)
1926 Wake Forest 5–4–1
1927 Wake Forest 2–6–2
Wake Forest: 7–10–3
Total: 41–32–14
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title

Further reading[edit]


  1. ^ "James Baldwin Dies; Former Athletic Coach". Boston Globe. August 3, 1964. Retrieved January 3, 2014. 

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