Don James papers, 1975-1991  PDF

Overview of the Collection

James, Don, 1932-2013
Don James papers
1975-1991 (inclusive)
.36 cubic feet (1 box)
Collection Number
6104 (Accession No. 6104-001)
Pre-game speeches written by Don James who was head coach for the University of Washington football team, 1975-1992.
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Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Don James was the UW football team's head coach from 1975 through 1992. James was born Dec. 31, 1932 in Massillon, Ohio, and graduated from Massillon's Washington High School in 1950. He played quarterback at the University of Miami (Florida), graduating in 1954 with a degree in education. James then served in the US Army for two years before resuming his studies at the University of Kansas and doubling as the Jayhawks' freshman football coach, graduating in 1957 with a master's degree in education. James went on to coach football at Southwest Miami High School for two years, followed by terms as assistant coach at Florida State (1956-65), Michigan (1966-67) and Colorado (1968-70), and as head coach at Kent State (1971-1974). James became head coach for the University of Washington football team in 1975, serving in that role until his retirement in 1993. In his time at the UW, James had a record of 153-57-2, was president of the American Football Coaches Association in 1989 and was named national college coach of the year in 1984 and 1991. James was inducted into the Husky Hall of Fame in 1993 and the College Football Hall of Fame in 1997. Don James passed away on October 20, 2013.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Handwritten notes for pre-game talks given by head coach Don James to the University of Washington football team. Talks given on Thursdays nights; Not a complete set.

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Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Football coaches--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Football--Coaching--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Football--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Personal Names :
  • James, Don, 1932-2013--Archives
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Manuscripts (documents)
  • Notes
  • Other Creators :
    • Corporate Names :
    • University of Washington. University Archives

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • University Archives/Faculty Papers (University of Washington)