Jim Tait

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Jim Tait
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1935-11-06)November 6, 1935
Died May 20, 2011(2011-05-20) (aged 75)
Richmond, Virginia
Playing career
1955–1956 Mississippi State
Position(s) Halfback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1957 Mississippi State (asst. fr.)
1960 Mississippi State (asst. fr.)
1961–1963 Meridian HS (MS) (assistant)
1964–1965 Meridian HS (MS)
1966–1973 Richmond (assistant)
1974–1979 Richmond
Head coaching record
Overall 21–44 (college)
9–9–1 (high school)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
1 SoCon (1975)

Jim Tait (November 6, 1935 – May 20, 2011) was an American football player, coach, and college athletics administrator. He was head football coach at the University of Richmond from 1974 until 1979, compiling a record of 21–44. In 1975, Richmond won the Southern Conference championship.[1] Tait was fired after the 1979 season, and then hired by Virginia Tech as an assistant athletic director under Bill Dooley.[1] Tait was a native of New Rochelle, New York. He played college football at Mississippi State University and began his coaching career there in 1957. He died on May 20, 2011 in Richmond, Virginia.[2]

Head coaching record[edit]

College[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Richmond Spiders (Southern Conference) (1974–1975)
1974 Richmond 5–5 3–3 T–3rd
1975 Richmond 5–6 5–1 1st
Richmond Spiders (NCAA Division I/I-A independent) (1976–1979)
1976 Richmond 5–6
1977 Richmond 3–8
1978 Richmond 3–8
1979 Richmond 0–11
Richmond: 21–44 8–4
Total: 21–44

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Tait Gets Job With Va. Tech, The Tuscaloosa News, February 3, 1980.
  2. ^ O'Connor, John (May 20, 2011). "Former UR football coach Jim Tait dies at 75". Richmond Times-Dispatch. Retrieved May 20, 2011.