Jim Mackenzie (American football)
January 15, 1930|
|Died||April 28, 1967
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|Jenkins HS (KY) (assistant)
Allen Academy (TX)
|Head coaching record|
|Accomplishments and honors|
|1966 Big Eight Coach of the Year (AP, UPI)|
James Alexander Mackenzie (January 15, 1930 – April 28, 1967) was an American football player and coach. He served as the head coach at the University of Oklahoma for one season in 1966, compiling a record of 6–4. Mackenzie was brought in after coach Gomer Jones failed to match the success of the legendary Bud Wilkinson, whom he had replaced. Mackenzie died of a heart attack during the spring following his first season at Oklahoma. He collapsed at home after returning from a recruiting trip. Mackenzie was 37 years old and was survived by his wife, Sue Newell, and two children, Katheryn Sue and James Alexander, Jr. Assistant coach Chuck Fairbanks, age 33, was named his successor four days later.
Head coaching record
|Oklahoma Sooners (Big Eight Conference) (1966)|
- University of Oklahoma. "Oklahoma Sooners head football coaches". University of Oklahoma. Retrieved 10 March 2012.
- "Sooner coach dies at 37". Eugene Register-Guard. Associated Press. April 28, 1967. p. 3B.
- "Jim Mackenzie, Football Coach At U. of Oklahoma, Dead at 37". The New York Times. UPI. April 29, 1967. Retrieved June 23, 2010.
- "Oklahoma names Chuck Fairbanks". News and Courier (Charleston, SC). Associated Press. May 3, 1967. p. 1-C.
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