|Sport(s)||Football, basketball, baseball|
June 7, 1913|
|Died||July 23, 1962
Fort Worth, Texas
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1938–1940||Southeastern Louisiana (backfield)|
|1949–?||Mississippi State (backfield)|
|Head coaching record|
|Accomplishments and honors|
|Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame (1964)|
Jesse Levi Fatherree Jr. (June 7, 1913 – July 23, 1962) was an American football, basketball, and baseball player and coach. He was the fourth head football coach at Southeastern Louisiana College—now known as Southeastern Louisiana University—and held that position for the 1941 season. His coaching record at Southeastern Louisiana was 4–5. Fatherree was the head basketball coach at Louisiana State University (LSU) for the first 18 games of the 1944–45 season, tallying a mark of 11–7. He lettered in football, basketball, and baseball at LSU in the 1930s. Fatherree was the backfield coach for the LSU Tigers football team from 1942 and 1948 and was hired at Mississippi State College—now known as Mississippi State University—in the same role in 1949.
Fatherree moved to Fort Worth, Texas in 1952 and worked as sales manager for a firm that sold aircraft parts. He died at a hospital there on July 23, 1962. Fatherree was inducted into the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame in 1964.
Head coaching record
|Southeastern Louisiana Lions (Independent) (1941–present)|
- "Person Details for Jesse Levi Fatherree Jr., "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"". FamilySearch. Intellectual Reserve. Retrieved May 2, 2017.
- "Former Tiger Grid Star Dies". The Odessa American. Odessa, Texas. United Press International. July 24, 1962. p. 22. Retrieved May 2, 2017 – via Newspapers.com .
- "Jesse Fatherree, Jr". Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame. Retrieved May 2, 2017.
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