Jim LaRue

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Jim LaRue
Biographical details
Born(1925-08-11)August 11, 1925
Clinton, Oklahoma
DiedMarch 29, 2015(2015-03-29) (aged 89)
Tucson, Arizona
Playing career
1942Carson–Newman
1943–1944Duke
1947–1949Maryland
Position(s)Halfback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1950Maryland (freshmen)
1951Kansas State (backfield)
1954Kansas State (backfield)
1955–1956Houston (backfield)
1959–1966Arizona
1968–1973Utah (DC)
1974–1975Wake Forest (assistant)
1976Buffalo Bills (WR)
1978–1989Chicago Bears (DB)
Head coaching record
Overall41–37–2
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
1 WAC (1964)

Jim LaRue (August 11, 1925 – March 29, 2015) was an American football player and coach. He served as the head coach at the University of Arizona from 1959 to 1966, compiling a record of 41–37–2. LaRue played six seasons of varsity football at three different schools: Carson–Newman College (1942), Duke University (1943–1944), and the University of Maryland, College Park (1947–1949).[1] He served as an assistant coach at the University of Houston, Wake Forest University, and with the Buffalo Bills and Chicago Bears of the National Football League (NFL). LaRue died on March 29, 2015 in Tucson, Arizona, aged 89, from undisclosed causes.[2]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs AP#
Arizona Wildcats (Border Conference) (1959–1961)
1959 Arizona 4–6 2–1 2nd
1960 Arizona 7–3 3–0 2nd
1961 Arizona 8–1–1 17
Arizona Wildcats (Western Athletic Conference) (1962–1966)
1962 Arizona 5–5 2–2 T–2nd
1963 Arizona 5–5 2–2 T–3rd
1964 Arizona 6–3–1 3–1 T–1st
1965 Arizona 3–7 1–4 6th
1966 Arizona 3–7 1–4 5th
Arizona: 41–37–2 14–13
Total: 41–37–2
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title or championship game berth

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sheehan, Joseph M. (October 7, 1959). "Key Games Are Early" (PDF). New York Times. Retrieved December 12, 2010.
  2. ^ "Ex-Arizona coach Jim LaRue dies". ESPN. Retrieved March 30, 2015.