J. T. King
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King in 1967
Biographical details
Born(1912-10-22)October 22, 1912
Wilmot, Arkansas
DiedJanuary 27, 1993(1993-01-27) (aged 80)
Playing career
Head coaching record

J. T. King (October 22, 1912 – January 27, 1993) was an American football player, coach, and college athletics administrator. He served as the head football coach at Texas Tech University from 1961 to 1969, compiling a record of a 44–45–3. King was the athletic director at Texas Tech from 1970 to 1978.

Born in Wilmot, Arkansas, King graduated from Houston Reagan High School. Collegiately, he played offensive guard under coach Dana X. Bible at Texas. He later served as an assistant coach at his alma mater from 1950 to 1952 and again from 1954 to 1956.

King was appointed head coach at Texas Tech on November 29, 1960, after DeWitt Weaver resigned to enter private business in Alabama.[1]

King was inducted to the University of Texas Men's Athletics Hall of Honor in 1981.[2]

Head coaching recordEdit

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs Coaches# AP°
Texas Tech Red Raiders (Southwest Conference) (1960–1969)
1961 Texas Tech 4–6 2–5 T–6th
1962 Texas Tech 1–9 0–7 8th
1963 Texas Tech 5–5 2–5 T–6th
1964 Texas Tech 6–4–1 3–3–1 T–4th L Sun
1965 Texas Tech 8–3 5–2 T–2nd L Gator 10
1966 Texas Tech 4–6 2–5 T–6th
1967 Texas Tech 6–4 5–2 2nd
1968 Texas Tech 5–3–2 4–3 4th
1969 Texas Tech 5–5 4–3 T–3rd
Texas Tech: 44–45–3 27–35–1
Total: 44–45–3
Indicates BCS bowl, Bowl Alliance or Bowl Coalition game. #Rankings from final Coaches' Poll.
°Rankings from final AP Poll.


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