Pixlee pictured in The Redskin 1920, Oklahoma A&M yearbook
March 29, 1889|
|Died||February 17, 1967
Clinton County, Missouri
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|Head coaching record|
James Ebenezzar "Possum Jim" Pixlee (March 29, 1889 – February 17, 1967) was an American football player and coach of football and basketball. He served as the head football coach at Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical College, now Oklahoma State University–Stillwater (1919–1920), Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri (1922–1928), and George Washington University (1929–1937), compiling a career college football record of 77–59–14. Pixlee was also the head basketball coach at Oklahoma A&M (1919–1921), Westminster (1922–1929), and George Washington (1930–1932), tallying a career college basketball mark of 90–50.
Pixlee attended the University of Missouri, where he lettered in football during the 1909, 1911, and 1912 seasons. He was head coach of the Oklahoma A&M Aggies for the 1919 and 1920 football seasons. During this period, the team won three of their 16 games. By 1929 Pixlee was director of athletics at Missouri's Westminster College.
In 1929, Pixlee took over the head coaching position of the George Washington Colonials, starting with an 0–8 season. He went on to win more football games than any other coach in George Washington's history, leading the Colonials to records crowds and coaching Alphonse "Tuffy" Leemans, whom David Holt described as "perhaps GW's greatest athlete ever". Pixlee left that position in 1937.
He was married to Blossom Pixlee.
Head coaching record
|Oklahoma A&M Aggies (Southwest Conference) (1919–1920)|
|Westminster Blue Jays () (1922–1928)|
|George Washington Colonials (Independent) (1929–1937)|