Jenks Gillem

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Jenks Gillem
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Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born c. 1890
Died November 11, 1951
Gadsden, Alabama
Playing career
1910–1912 Sewanee
Position(s) End, punter
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1925–1926 Howard (AL)
1928–1939 Birmingham–Southern
1940–1941 Sewanee
Head coaching record
Overall 71–65–10
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
2 Dixie (1934, 1937)
Awards
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.[1][2] 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.[3] He was 5'9" and 150 pounds.

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Howard Bulldogs (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1924–1926)
1924 Howard 3–5–1
1925 Howard 6–3
1926 Howard 4–4–1
Howard: 13–12–2
Birmingham–Southern Panthers (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1928–1931)
1928 Birmingham–Southern 3–2–4
1929 Birmingham–Southern 4–4
1930 Birmingham–Southern 5–4
1931 Birmingham–Southern 3–4
Birmingham–Southern Panthers (Dixie Conference) (1932–1938)
1932 Birmingham–Southern 5–3
1933 Birmingham–Southern 3–3–3
1934 Birmingham–Southern 9–0 1st
1935 Birmingham–Southern 2–6
1936 Birmingham–Southern 4–5
1937 Birmingham–Southern 6–2 1st
1938 Birmingham–Southern 4–5
1939 Birmingham–Southern 3–5–1
Birmingham–Southern: 51–43–8
Sewanee Tigers (NCAA College Division independent) (1940–1941)
1940 Sewanee 3–5
1941 Sewanee 2–5
Sewanee: 5–10
Total: 71–65–10
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title

References[edit]

  1. ^ "All-Time Football Team Lists Greats Of Past, Present". Gadsden Times. July 27, 1969. 
  2. ^ "U-T Greats On All-Time Southeast Team". Kingsport Post. July 31, 1969. 
  3. ^ "Jennings Gillem Dies In Birmingham". The Tuscaloosa News. Associated Press. November 12, 1951. Retrieved January 18, 2011 – via Google News. 

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