December 1, 1936 |
|1958–1959||Southeastern Oklahoma State|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1982–1988||Stephen F. Austin|
|1990–1996||New Mexico State|
|Head coaching record|
James Hess (born December 1, 1936) is a former head football coach at Angelo State University, Stephen F. Austin State University and at New Mexico State. From 1974 to 1981 he coached at Angelo State, where in 1978 the team went undefeated and won the NAIA national championship. From 1982 to 1988, he coached at SFA, where he compiled a 47–30–2 record, 10–3 in his final season. From 1990 to 1996, he coached at New Mexico State, where he compiled a 22–55 (.286) record. He was fired in 1996 after his second 1–10 season at the school.
Hess is currently the color commentator for Angelo State University.