February 1, 1885|
|Died||August 8, 1972
Los Angeles, California
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|Head coaching record|
James Garfield "Jimmie" Schaeffer (February 1, 1885 – August 8, 1972) was an American football and baseball coach. He served as the University of California head football coach from 1909 to 1915 and amassed a 73–16–8 record. From 1909 to 1914, California played football according to the rugby code, rather than the American code. He also coached the Cal baseball team from 1911 to 1915 and amassed a 39–21–2 record. Schaeffer resigned from both posts in November 1915. The executive committee of the student body denied that his resignation was forced, but there were rumors of "dissatisfaction with his services" after California was routed by Washington, 72–0.
- Cal History (PDF), p. 164, 2009 California Football Media Guide, University of California, 2009.
- Cal Coaching History (PDF), 2009 California Baseball Media Guide, p. 49, University of California, 2009.
- Football and Baseball Coach of University of California Has Tendered Resignation, The Evening News, November 11, 1915.