|Sport(s)||Football, basketball, baseball|
|Born||June 14, 1900|
|Died||December 13, 1952 (aged 52)|
El Paso, Texas
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
Athens HS (TX)
|Head coaching record|
|Overall||46–42–7 (college football)|
58–56 (college basketball)
21–12 (college baseball)
College Football Data Warehouse
|Accomplishments and honors|
2 SWC (1934, 1937)
James Roland "Jimmy" Kitts (June 14, 1900 – December 13, 1952) was an American football, basketball, and baseball player and coach. He served as head football coach at Rice Institute—now Rice University—from 1934 to 1939 and at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 1941 and from 1946 to 1947, compiling a career college football record of 46–42–7. Kitts was also the head basketball coach at Rice from 1932 to 1938, tallying a mark of 58–56. Kitts was inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 1956.
From 1934 to 1939, Kitts coached at Rice, and compiled a 33–29–4 record. His 1934 team went 9–1–1, however his 1939 team went 1–9–1.
Head coaching record
|Rice Owls (Southwest Conference) (1934–1939)|
|Virginia Tech Hokies (Southern Conference) (1941)|
|Virginia Tech Hokies (Southern Conference) (1946–1947)|
|1946||Virginia Tech||3–4–3||3–3–2||T–7th||L Sun|
|National championship Conference title Conference division title|
|#Rankings from final AP Poll.|
- James Kitts' profile in the Texas Death Index
- University of Dallas Baseball Records (accessed 2012-06-03).
- Jimmy Kitts profile at the Texas Sports Hall of Fame
- UP (December 15, 1952). "Former Rice Coach, Jimmy Kitts, Dies". The Pittsburgh Press. http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=z0gbAAAAIBAJ&sjid=rE0EAAAAIBAJ&pg=3300,6195360. Retrieved October 20, 2011.
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