J. B. Hildebrand
Biographical details
Alma materVanderbilt[1]
Head coaching record

James Bell Hildebrand[2] was an American football coach. He served as the head football coach at Mississippi A&M (now known as Mississippi State University) for the 1896 season. Hildebrand was hired as the first full-time head coach at the school after the student body raised $300 ($7,894 in 2018 dollars[3]) to hire him.[4] During his one-season tenure, Hildebrand compiled an overall record of zero wins and four losses (0–4).[5][6]

Head coaching record

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Mississippi A&M Aggies (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1896)
1896 Mississippi A&M 0–4 0–2
Mississippi A&M: 0–4 0–2
Total: 0–4
Indicates BCS bowl, Bowl Alliance or Bowl Coalition game.


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