Ted James
Biographical details
Born(1906-08-08)August 8, 1906
Wymore, Nebraska
DiedJuly 8, 1999(1999-07-08) (aged 92)
Denver, Colorado
Alma materNebraska
Playing career
Position(s)Center, guard
Head coaching record
Overall13–10–2 (football)
33–27 (basketball)
Accomplishments and honors
2 NIAA (1930–1931)
Nebraska Hall of Fame (1982)
UNK Hall of Fame (1982)

Theodore Lawrence James (August 8, 1906 – July 8, 1999) was an American football player and coach.

Playing careerEdit

In college, James starred for the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Cornhuskers from 1926 to 1928 and was inducted into the Nebraska Football Hall of Fame.[1] After graduating, he played for the Frankford Yellow Jackets in the National Football League (NFL), appearing in 10 games in 1929.[2]

Coaching careerEdit

After playing for one year in the NFL, he became the head football coach at the University of Nebraska at Kearney from 1930 to 1932. He accumulated a record of 13–10–2 and won two Nebraska Intercollegiate Athletic Association championships.[3]

During that time, he was also the head men's basketball coach for three seasons, compiling a 33–27 record.[4]

Head coaching recordEdit


Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Nebraska–Kearney Lopers (Nebraska Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1930–1932)
1930 Nebraska–Kearney 7–0–1 1st
1931 Nebraska–Kearney 4–5 1st
1932 Nebraska–Kearney 2–5–1
Nebraska–Kearney: 13–10–2
Total: 13–10–2
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title
Indicates BCS bowl, Bowl Alliance or Bowl Coalition game.


External linksEdit

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