August 25, 1893|
|Died||March 4, 1935
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1922–1925||Washington & Lee|
|1931–1932||Washington & Lee|
|Head coaching record|
|Accomplishments and honors|
|1 SoCon (1923)|
James "Jimmy" DeHart (August 25, 1893 – March 4, 1935) was an American football player and coach. He served as the head coach at Duke University from 1926 to 1930 and Washington & Lee University from 1922 to 1925 and again from 1931 to 1932, compiling a career college football record of 51–50–6. DeHart also served as an assistant on the coaching staff at the University of Georgia. In 1935, he signed a contract to become the head coach at Southwestern University in Memphis, Tennessee, but fell ill and died while relocating. He attended the University of Pittsburgh, where he played football for the Panthers from 1914 to 1916 and in 1918, where he was hailed as a "star". DeHart played quarterback under head coach Glenn "Pop" Warner and led the 1916 team to an undefeated season. He also earned letters in basketball, baseball, and track at Pittsburgh. DeHart put his college education on hiatus to serve in the United States Army during World War I. As a lieutenant in the Aviation Section, he coached a service team at Mather Field. He returned to Pittsburgh after his time in the Army. After graduation, he coached the backfield at the University of Georgia from 1920 to 1921.
Head coaching record
|Washington and Lee Generals (Southern Conference) (1922–1925)|
|1922||Washington and Lee||5–3–1||1–2||T–12th|
|1923||Washington and Lee||6–2–1||4–0–1||T–1st|
|1924||Washington and Lee||6–3–1||4–1–1||5th|
|1925||Washington and Lee||5–5||5–1||4th|
|Duke Blue Devils (Independent) (1926–1927)|
|Duke Blue Devils (Southern Conference) (1928–1930)|
|Washington and Lee Generals (Southern Conference) (1931–1932)|
|1931||Washington and Lee||4–5–1||2–3||14th|
|1932||Washington and Lee||1–9||1–4||T–18th|
|Washington and Lee:||27–27–4||17–11–2|
|National championship Conference title Conference division title|
- Jimmy DeHart Fights Battle, Herald-Journal, March 3, 1935.
- 2010 Pittsburgh Football Media Guide, p. 179, University of Pittsburgh, 2010.
- Plenty Sophs on Duke Squad Enliven Team, The Miami News, September 17, 1929.
- Jimmy DeHart, Noted Grid Mentor, Passes, The Evening Independent, March 5, 1935.