Jim King (American football)

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Jim King
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born Adamsville, Alabama
Alma mater Southern Mississippi
Playing career
1963–1964 Southern Miss
Position(s) Lineman
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1970–1972 Livingston (assistant)
1973–1976 Livingston
1977–1978 Auburn (OL)
1979–1980 Florida (OL)
1981–1983 Wyoming (OL)
Head coaching record
Overall 29–14–1

Jim King was an American football coach and player. He served as the head football coach at Livingston University (now the University of West Alabama) between 1973 and 1976.

King was a member of the Southern Miss Golden Eagles football team from 1963 through 1964 where he played the lineman position.[1] Following his graduation, he served as an assistant coach at Livingston from 1970 through the 1972 seasons. In 1973, he was promoted to head football coach at Livingston and compiled an overall record of 29 wins, 14 two losses and one tie during his four-year tenure there (29–14–1).[2] After his Livingston tenure, King served as an offensive line coach at Auburn, Florida and Wyoming.[3]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Livingston Tigers (Gulf South Conference) (1973–1976)
1973 Livingston 6–3–1 4–3–1 5th
1974 Livingston 8–3 5–3 T–3rd
1975 Livingston 10–3 6–2 2nd L NCAA Division II Semifinal
1976 Livingston 5–5 5–3 T–4th
Livingston: 29–14–1 20–11–1
Total: 29–14–1


  1. ^ "All-Time Letterwinners". 2010 Southern Miss Football Media Guide (PDF). Hattiesburg, Mississippi: University of Southern Mississippi Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. p. 165. Retrieved November 30, 2011. 
  2. ^ DeLassus, David. "Jim King Records by Year". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved November 30, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Jim King joins Wyoming staff". The Tuscaloosa News. Associated Press. March 5, 1981. p. 20. Retrieved November 30, 2011.