James DeHart (August 25, 1893 – March 4, 1935) was an American football player and coach. He served as the head coach at Washington and Lee University from 1922 to 1925 and again from 1931 to 1932 and at Duke University from 1926 to 1930, compiling a career college football record of 51–50–6. In 1935, he signed a contract to become the head coach at Southwestern University—now known as Rhodes College—in Memphis, Tennessee, but fell ill and died while relocating. DeHart attended the University of Pittsburgh, where he played football for the Panthers from 1914 to 1916 and in 1918. Hailed as a "star", he played quarterback under head coach Pop Warner and led the 1916 team to an undefeated season. He also earned letters in basketball, baseball, and track at Pittsburgh. DeHart put his college education on hiatus to serve in the United States Army during World War I. As a lieutenant in the Aviation Section, he coached a service team at Mather Field. He returned to Pittsburgh after his time in the Army. After graduation, he coached the backfield at the University of Georgia from 1920 to 1921.
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- ↑ Jimmy DeHart Fights Battle, Herald-Journal, March 3, 1935.
- ↑ 2010 Pittsburgh Football Media Guide, p. 179, University of Pittsburgh, 2010.
- ↑ Plenty Sophs on Duke Squad Enliven Team, The Miami News, September 17, 1929.
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 Jimmy DeHart, Noted Grid Mentor, Passes, The Evening Independent, March 5, 1935.