American Football Database
American Football Database
Jim Lookabaugh
File:Jim Lookabaugh.jpg
Lookabaugh pictured in The Redkskin 1942, Oklahoma A&M yearbook
Sport(s)Football, basketball, baseball
Biographical details
Born(1902-06-16)June 16, 1902
Watonga, Oklahoma
DiedMay 13, 1982(1982-05-13) (aged 79)
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Head coaching record
Overall58–41–6 (college)
Accomplishments and honors
1 National (1945)
3 MVC (1944–1945, 1948)

Edwin Maurice "Jim" Lookabaugh (June 16, 1902 – May 13, 1982) was an American football player and coach. He served as the head football coach at Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical College—now known as Oklahoma State University–Stillwater—from 1939 to 1949, compiling a record of 58–41–6. Lookabaugh's 1945 Oklahoma A&M team went a perfect 9–0, winning the first national championship for Oklahoma A&M.

Lookabaugh was alumnus of Oklahoma A&M, lettering in baseball, basketball, and football. He is one of three head football coaches at Oklahoma State to have played for Oklahoma State, along with Floyd Gass and current head coach Mike Gundy. From 1925 to 1929, he coached at Jet High School, and from 1930 to 1938, he coached at Capital Hill High School. He is a member of the OSU Alumni Hall of Fame, the OSU Athletic Hall of Fame, and the National Football Hall of Fame.

After retiring from coach in 1950, Lookabaugh worked in real estate and investments. He was the chairman of Oklahoma City's Urban Renewal Authority and served on other civic improvement committees for the city. He died in Oklahoma City, on May 13, 1982.[1]

Head coaching record

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs AP#
Oklahoma A&M Cowboys (Missouri Valley Conference) (1939–1949)
1939 Oklahoma A&M 5–4–1 3–1 2nd
1940 Oklahoma A&M 6–3–1 3–1 2nd
1941 Oklahoma A&M 5–4 3–1 2nd
1942 Oklahoma A&M 6–3–1 4–1 2nd
1943 Oklahoma A&M 3–4 0–1 2nd
1944 Oklahoma A&M 8–1 1–0 1st W Cotton
1945 Oklahoma A&M 9–0 1–0 1st W Sugar 5
1946 Oklahoma A&M 3–7–1 1–1 T–3rd
1947 Oklahoma A&M 3–7 0–2 5th
1948 Oklahoma A&M 6–4 2–0 1st L Delta
1949 Oklahoma A&M 4–4–2 1–2–1 3rd
Oklahoma A&M: 58–41–6 19–10–1
Total: 58–41–6
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title
Indicates BCS bowl, Bowl Alliance or Bowl Coalition game. #Rankings from final AP Poll.


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