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Jim LaRue
Sport(s)Football
Biographical details
Born (1925-08-11) August 11, 1925 (age 94)
Clinton, Oklahoma
Playing career
1942
1943–1944
1947–1949
Carson–Newman
Duke
Maryland
Position(s)Halfback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1955–1956
1959–1966
1968–1973
1974–1975
1976
1978–1989
Houston (backfield)
Arizona
Utah (DC)
Wake Forest (assistant)
Buffalo Bills (WR)
Chicago Bears (DB)
Head coaching record
Overall41–37–2
Statistics
College Football Data Warehouse
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
1 WAC (1964)

Jim LaRue (born August 11, 1925) is a former American football player and coach. He served as the head coach at the University of Arizona from 1959 to 1966, compiling a record of 41–37–2. LaRue played six seasons of varsity football at three different schools: Carson–Newman College (1942), Duke University (1943–1944), and the University of Maryland, College Park (1947–1949).[1] He also served as an assistant coach at the University of Houston, Wake Forest University, and with the Buffalo Bills and Chicago Bears of the National Football League (NFL).

Head coaching recordEdit

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs AP#
Arizona Wildcats (Border Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1959–1961)
1959 Arizona 4–6 2–1 2nd
1960 Arizona 7–3 3–0 2nd
1961 Arizona 8–1–1 17
Arizona Wildcats (Western Athletic Conference) (1962–1966)
1962 Arizona 5–5 2–2 T–2nd
1963 Arizona 5–5 2–2 T–3rd
1964 Arizona 6–3–1 3–1 T–1st
1965 Arizona 3–7 1–4 6th
1966 Arizona 3–7 1–4 5th
Arizona: 41–37–2 14–13
Total: 41–37–2
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title
#Rankings from final AP Poll.

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