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)
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
1 SoCon (1975)

Jim Tait (November 6, 1935 – May 20, 2011[1]) was an American football player, coach, and college athletics administrator. He was the 28th head college football coach for the University of Richmond Spiders located in Richmond, Virginia and he held that position for six seasons, from 1974 until 1979. His career coaching record at Richmond was 21 wins, 44 losses, and 0 ties. This ranks him eighth at Richmond in total wins and 24th at Richmond in winning percentage.[2] In 1975, Richmond won the Southern Conference championship.[3] Tait was fired after the 1979 season, and then hired by Virginia Tech as an assistant athletic director under Bill Dooley.[3]


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

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