Jesse Fatherree

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Jesse Fatherree
Sport(s) Football, basketball, baseball
Biographical details
Born (1913-06-07)June 7, 1913
Jackson, Mississippi
Died July 23, 1962(1962-07-23) (aged 49)
Fort Worth, Texas
Playing career
1933–1935 LSU
1932–1934 LSU
1934–1936 LSU
Position(s) Halfback (football)
Guard (basketball)
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1938–1940 Southeastern Louisiana (backfield)
1941 Southeastern Louisiana
1942–1948 LSU (backfield)
1949–? Mississippi State (backfield)
1944–1945 LSU
Head coaching record
Overall 4–5 (football)
11–7 (basketball)
Accomplishments and honors
Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame (1964)

Jesse Levi Fatherree Jr. (June 7, 1913 – July 23, 1962)[1] 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.[2] Fatherree was inducted into the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame in 1964.[3]

Head coaching record[edit]


Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Southeastern Louisiana Lions (Independent) (1941–present)
1941 Southeastern Louisiana 4–5
Southeastern Louisiana: 4–5
Total: 4–5