Jim Lookabaugh

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Jim Lookabaugh
Jim Lookabaugh.jpg
Lookabaugh pictured in The Redkskin 1942, Oklahoma A&M yearbook
Sport(s) Football, basketball, baseball
Biographical details
Born (1902-06-16)June 16, 1902
Watonga, Oklahoma
Died May 13, 1982(1982-05-13) (aged 79)
Playing career
Football
1924 Oklahoma A&M
Basketball
1925–1926 Oklahoma A&M
Baseball
1925 Oklahoma A&M
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1925–1929 Jet HS (OK)
1930–1938 Capitol Hill HS (OK)
1939–1949 Oklahoma A&M
Head coaching record
Overall 58–41–6 (college)
Bowls 2–1
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
1 National Championship (1945), 3 MVC (1944–1945, 1948)

Edwin M. "Jim" Lookabaugh (June 16, 1902 – May 13, 1982) was an American football player and coach. He served as the head football coach at Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical College, now Oklahoma State University–Stillwater, from 1939 to 1949, compiling a record of 58–41–6. Lookabaugh's 1945 team went a perfect 9–0, winning the first National Championship for Oklahoma A&M.

Lookabaugh was an OSU alumni, lettering in baseball, basketball, and football. Lookabaugh was one of three head football coaches at Oklahoma State to have played for Oklahoma State, along with Floyd Gass and current head coach Mike Gundy. From 1925 to 1929, he coached at Jet High School, and from 1930 to 1938, he coached at Capital Hill High School. He is a member of the OSU Alumni Hall of Fame, the OSU Athletic Hall of Fame, and the National Football Hall of Fame.

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs AP#
Oklahoma A&M Cowboys (Missouri Valley Conference) (1939–1949)
1939 Oklahoma A&M 5–4–1 3–1 2nd
1940 Oklahoma A&M 6–3–1 3–1 2nd
1941 Oklahoma A&M 5–4 3–1 2nd
1942 Oklahoma A&M 6–3–1 4–1 2nd
1943 Oklahoma A&M 3–4 0–1 2nd
1944 Oklahoma A&M 8–1 1–0 1st W Cotton
1945 Oklahoma A&M 9–0 1–0 1st W Sugar 5
1946 Oklahoma A&M 3–7–1 1–1 T–3rd
1947 Oklahoma A&M 3–7 0–2 5th
1948 Oklahoma A&M 6–4 2–0 1st L Delta
1949 Oklahoma A&M 4–4–2 1–2–1 3rd
Oklahoma A&M: 58–41–6 19–10–1
Total: 58–41–6
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title

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