Jim Fleming (American football)

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Jim Fleming
Sport(s) Football
Current position
Title Head coach
Team Rhode Island
Conference CAA
Record 4–30
Biographical details
Born (1959-09-23) September 23, 1959 (age 57)
New York City, New York
Playing career
1978–1981 Sewanee
Position(s) Tight end
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1985–1986 South Carolina (GA)
1987–1988 Boise State (TE/WR)
1989 Boise State (DB)
1990–1992 Boise State (DC)
1993 Brown (DC)
1994 East Carolina (OLB)
1995–1997 East Carolina (DB)
1998–1999 Villanova (DC/DB)
2000–2001 Sacred Heart
2002 North Carolina (DB/STC)
2003 North Carolina (DB)
2004–2009 Akron (DC/SAF)
2010 Kent State (LB)
2012–2013 UCF (DC)
2014–present Rhode Island
Head coaching record
Overall 25–31
Accomplishments and honors
NEC (2001)
Mid-Major National (2001)
2× NEC Coach of the Year (2000, 2001)
Division I-AA Region I Coach of the Year

Jim Fleming (born September 23, 1959) is an American college football coach and former player. He is currently the head coach at the University of Rhode Island (URI), a position he assumed in December 2013. Fleming served in the same capacity at Sacred Heart University (SHU) from 2000 to 2001 where he compiled a record of 21 wins and one loss. Prior to his appointment at URI, he was the defensive coordinator at the University of Central Florida (UCF) from 2012 to 2013.

Coaching career[edit]

Fleming served as the head coach for two seasons at Sacred Heart University from 2000 to 2001 and compiled an overall record of 21–1. He led the Pioneers to the program's first conference title in 2001 and first bowl appearance/win, also in 2001. His 2001 Pioneer team also was crowned as the Mid-Major National Champs after defeating Duquesne University.[1]

The University of Rhode Island announced on December 20, 2013, that it had hired Fleming as the 20th football head coach in school history.[2]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Sacred Heart Pioneers (Northeast Conference) (2000–2001)
2000 Sacred Heart 10–1 7–1 2nd
2001 Sacred Heart 11–0 8–0 1st W ECAC
Sacred Heart: 21–1 15–1
Rhode Island Rams (Colonial Athletic Association) (2014–present)
2014 Rhode Island 1–11 1–7 11th
2015 Rhode Island 1–10 1–7 12th
2016 Rhode Island 2–9 1–7 T–11th
Rhode Island: 4–30 3–21
Total: 25–31
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title


  1. ^ College Football Data Warehouse Sacred Heart football coaching records
  2. ^ Tenorio, Paul (December 20, 2013). "Defensive coordinator Jim Fleming hired as head coach at Rhode Island". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved December 20, 2013. 

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