James B. Modesitt
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Sport(s)Football, baseball
Biographical details
Born(1875-11-24)November 24, 1875
Terre Haute, Indiana
DiedSeptember 13, 1946(1946-09-13) (aged 70)
Asheville, North Carolina
Head coaching record
Overall3–5–2 (football)
2–6 (baseball)

James Bert Modesitt (November 24, 1875 – September 13, 1946)[1][2] was an American football and baseball coach. He was the 12th head football coach at Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Indiana, serving for two seasons, from 1898 to 1899, and compiling a record of 3–5–2. Modesitt was the first coach at Wabash to hold the post for more than one season.[3] Modesitt was also the head baseball coach at Wabash in 1899, tallying a mark of 2–6.

Head coaching recordEdit


Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Wabash Little Giants (Independent) (1898–1899)
1898 Wabash 2–5–1
1899 Wabash 1–0–1
Wabash: 3–5–2
Total: 3–5–2
Indicates BCS bowl, Bowl Alliance or Bowl Coalition game.


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