Pittman pictured in Jambalaya 1968, Tulane yearbook
|Born||August 28, 1925|
|Died||October 30, 1971 (aged 46)|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1951–1953||Mississippi State (freshmen)|
|1954–1955||Mississippi State (assistant)|
|Head coaching record|
James Noel Pittman (August 28, 1925 – October 30, 1971) was a college football coach at Tulane University and Texas Christian University. A native of Boyle, Mississippi, Pittman played at Mississippi State University. From 1966 to 1970, he served as the head football coach at Tulane, and during his tenure there he compiled a 21–30–1 record. In 1971, he served as the head football coach at TCU, where he compiled a 3–3–1 record, being credited for the 34–27 win that happened on the day of his death. He died of a heart attack suffered on the sidelines of a game against Baylor in Waco, Texas on October 30, 1971.
Head coaching record
|Tulane Green Wave (NCAA University Division independent) (1966–1970)|
|TCU Horned Frogs (Southwest Conference) (1971)|
|1971||TCU||3–3–1[n 1]||2–1[n 1]||[n 1]|
- Pittman coached the first seven games of the season before he died on October 30, 1971. Billy Tohill replaced Pitmman as head coach, leading TCU to a 3–1 record over the final four games, all played against conference opponents, of the season. TCU finished the season with a 6–4–1 overall record and placed third with a 5–2 conference mark.