James Bradshaw
Playing career
Head coaching record
Overall59–18–5 (college)
Accomplishments and honors
1 Far Western (1937)
2 CCAA (1941–1942)

James W. "Rabbit" Bradshaw was an American football player and coach. He served as the head football coach at Fresno State College—now known as California State University, Fresno—from 1936 to 1942 and again in 1946, compiling a record of 59–18–5. Bradshaw played college football at the University of Nevada. He began his coaching career at Galileo High School—now known as Galileo Academy of Science and Technology—in San Francisco before moving to Stanford University in 1928 as backfield coach.[1] Bradshaw was considered for the position of head football coach at the University of Oregon in January 1938.[2]

Bradshaw was inducted into the Fresno County Athletic Hall of Fame in 1964.[3]

Head coaching recordEdit


Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Fresno State Bulldogs (Far Western Conference) (1936–1938)
1936 Fresno State 5–3–1 2–1 2nd
1937 Fresno State 8–1–1 4–0 1st W Charity
1938 Fresno State 7–3 2–1 2nd
Fresno State Bulldogs (California Collegiate Athletic Association) (1939–1942)
1939 Fresno State 10–1 1–1 2nd
1940 Fresno State 9–2–1 1–1–1 T–2nd W Pineapple
1941 Fresno State 4–3–2 2–0–1 T–1st
1942 Fresno State 9–1 2–0 1st
Fresno State Bulldogs (California Collegiate Athletic Association) (1946)
1946 Fresno State 8–4 2–2 T–2nd
Fresno State: 59–18–5 16–6–2
Total: 59–18–5
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title
Indicates BCS bowl, Bowl Alliance or Bowl Coalition game.


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