James N. Ashmore

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James N. Ashmore
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Sport(s) Football, basketball, baseball
Biographical details
Born (1878-11-11)November 11, 1878
Richview, Illinois
Died April 27, 1944(1944-04-27) (aged 65)
Danville, Illinois
Playing career
Baseball
1902–1903 Illinois
Position(s) First baseman
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Football
1903 Washington State
1904–1906 Millikin
1907–1908 Western Maryland
1909–1913 Millikin
1919–1921 Iowa (assistant)
1922–1924 DePauw
Basketball
1904–1905 Washington State
1905–1907 Millikin
1909–1914 Millikin
1914–1917 Colorado
1920–1922 Iowa
1923–1924 DePauw
1926–1931 North Carolina
Baseball
1904 Washington State
1905–1906 Millikin
1910–1914 Millikin
1915–1917 Colorado
1920–1922 Iowa
1923–1924 DePauw
1927–1931 North Carolina
1940 Millikin
Head coaching record
Overall 61–46–9 (football)
178–117 (basketball)
170–99–6 (baseball, excluding Colorado)

James Newton Ashmore (November 11, 1878 – April 27, 1944[1][2]) was an American football, basketball and baseball coach. He served as the head football coach at the State College of Washington (now Washington State University) (1903), Millikin University (1904–1906, 1909–1913), Western Maryland College (now McDaniel College) (1907–1908) and DePauw University (1922–1924), compiling a career college football record of 61–46–9. Ashmore was also the head basketball coach at Washington State (1904–1905), Millikin (1905–1907, 1909–1914), the University of Colorado at Boulder (1914–1917), the University of Iowa (1920–1922), DePauw (1923–1924) and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1926–1931), tallying a career college basketball mark of 178–117. In addition, he was the head baseball coach at Washington State (1904), Millikin (1905–1906, 1910–1914, 1940), Colorado, (1915–1917), Iowa (1920–1922), DePauw (1923–1924) and North Carolina (1927–1931).

Coaching career[edit]

Ashmore was the eighth head coach for the Washington State Cougars football team and held the position for the 1903 season.[3][4] His coaching record at Washington State was 3–3–2.[5]

Ashmore was the head coach at Western Maryland for the 1907 and 1908 seasons. While there, he compiled a 9–8–3 record.[6]

Head coaching record[edit]

Football[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Washington State Cougars (Independent) (1903)
1903 Washington State 3–3–2
Washington State: 3–3–2
Millikin Big Blue () (1904–1906)
1904 Millikin 5–3
1905 Millikin 7–2
1906 Millikin 5–2
Western Maryland Green Terror () (1907–1908)
1907 Western Maryland 4–4–1
1908 Western Maryland 5–4–2
Millikin: 9–8–3
Millikin Big Blue () (1909–1913)
1909 Millikin 5–2–1
1910 Millikin 4–4
1911 Millikin 7–2
1912 Millikin 3–5
1913 Millikin 4–3
Millikin: 40–23–1
DePauw Tigers (Independent) (1922–1924)
1922 DePauw 4–3–2
1923 DePauw 4–2–1
1924 DePauw 1–7
DePauw: 9–12–3
Total: 61–46–9

Basketball[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
North Carolina Tar Heels (Southern Conference) (1926–1931)
1926–27 North Carolina 17–7 7–3 8th
1927–28 North Carolina 17–2 8–1 T–3rd
1928–29 North Carolina 17–8 12–2 2nd
1929–30 North Carolina 14–11 4–7 6th
1930–31 North Carolina 15–9 6–6 T–9th
North Carolina: 80–37 37–19
Total: 80–37

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "James N. Ashmore". The New York Times. April 28, 1944. Retrieved July 22, 2010. 
  3. ^ College Football Reference Washington State University Football Records
  4. ^ Miami Herald Washington State University all-time football records
  5. ^ Washington State Cougars coaching records
  6. ^ Year-by-Year Results (PDF), 2005 McDaniel College Media Guide, p. 42–43, McDaniel College, 2005.

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