|Died||November 11, 1951
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|Head coaching record|
|Accomplishments and honors|
|2 Dixie (1934, 1937)|
|3x All-Southern (1910, 1911, 1912)
Associated Press Southeast Area All-Time football team 1869-1919 era.
Sewanee All-Time Football Team
Jennings F. "Sam" "Jenks" Gillem (c. 1890 – November 11, 1951) was an American football player and coach. Gillem played for the Sewanee Tigers of Sewanee: The University of the South, and was selected All-Southern in 1910, 1911, and 1912. His ability punting the football netted him a spot on an Associated Press All-Time Southeast 1869-1919 era team. He served as the head football coach at Howard College—now Samford University (1925–1926), Birmingham–Southern College (1928–1939), and Sewanee (1940–1941), compiling a career college football record of 71–65–10. Gillem died on November 11, 1951 at a hospital in Gadsden, Alabama after a long illness. He was 5'9" and 150 pounds.
Head coaching record
|Howard Bulldogs (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1924–1926)|
|Birmingham–Southern Panthers (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1928–1931)|
|Birmingham–Southern Panthers (Dixie Conference) (1932–1938)|
|Sewanee Tigers (NCAA College Division independent) (1940–1941)|
|National championship Conference title Conference division title|