Jim Paramore

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Jim Paramore
Sport(s) Football
Playing career
1957–1960 Baker
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1967–1968 Dodge City CC
1972–1976 Southwestern (KS)
1977–1978 Bethel (KS)
Head coaching record
Overall 27–36 (college)
4–14–1 (junior college)
Accomplishments and honors
Kansas Coaches and Officials Hall of Fame[1]

James Paramore (born c. 1939) is a former American football player, coach, and official.

Playing career[edit]

Paramore played high school football in Topeka, Kansas and later in college at Baker University in Baldwin City, Kansas. While at Baker, he was one of the better players in the nation and was in the running for the Associated Press "Little All-American" status,[2] while securing all-conference honors.[3]

Coaching career[edit]

Community college[edit]

Paramore worked his way into coaching through the community college ranks in Kansas. He was head coach at Dodge City Community College in Dodge City, Kansas for the 1967 and 1968 seasons. At Dodge, his teams posted a losing record of 4 wins, 14 losses, and 1 tie.[4]


Paramore was the 20th football coach for the Southwestern College Moundbuilders in Winfield, Kansas and held that position five seasons, from 1972 to 1976. His overall coaching record at Southwestern was 20 wins and 25 losses.[5]


After Southwestern, Paramore became the head coach at Bethel College in Newton, Kansas for two seasons, from 1977 until 1978. For those two seasons, his teams compiled a record of 7 wins and 11 losses.[6]

High school[edit]

Paramore has continued to coach during "retirement" by assisting his son, Mike, at the high school level[7] at Perry-Lecompton High School in Perry, Kansas.[8]

Officiating career[edit]

Paramore found more success as a game official and was inducted into the Kansas Collegiate Officials Association Hall of Fame in 2002.[9]


  1. ^ Topeka Capital-Journal September 25, 2002
  2. ^ Lawrence Journal-World "Several Kansans Draw Mention in All-American Talk" November 10, 1960
  3. ^ Lawrence Journal-World "Baker Places Two on All Loop Team" December 1, 1959
  4. ^ Dodge City Community College Football coaching records
  5. ^ Southwestern College - Winfield, KS Archived 2008-05-03 at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ Bethel College Archived 2010-11-17 at the Wayback Machine. Football records
  7. ^ The Southwesterner "Notes on Friends", Spring 2009, p7
  8. ^ Kaw Football Coaching Staff
  9. ^ Topeka Capital-Journal "Kansas Collegiate Officials Association" September 24, 2002