Jim Fuller
Biographical details
Born(1945-07-05)July 5, 1945
Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.
DiedSeptember 1, 2021(2021-09-01) (aged 76)
Texas, U.S.
Playing career
1964–1966Alabama
Position(s)Tackle
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1970–1973Jacksonville State (assistant)
1974East Carolina (OL)
1975–1976Jacksonville State (AHC)
1977–1983Jacksonville State
1984–1996Alabama (OL)
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
2003–2008Jacksonville State
Head coaching record
Overall54–25
Tournaments3–5 (NCAA D-II playoffs)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
4 GSC (1977–1978, 1981–1982)
Awards
GSC Coach of the Year (1977–1978, 1981–1982)

James Warren Fuller (July 5, 1945 – September 1, 2021) was an American college football coach and athletics administrator.

Biography

Fuller served as the head football coach at Jacksonville State University from 1977 to 1983, compiling an overall record of 54–25.[1][2] He later served as the athletic director at Jacksonville State from 2003 to 2008.[3][4]

Fuller died from complications of COVID-19 on September 1, 2021, during the COVID-19 pandemic in Texas. He was 76.[5][6][7]

Head coaching record

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Jacksonville State Gamecocks (Gulf South Conference) (1977–1983)
1977 Jacksonville State 11–3 7–1 1st L NCAA Division II Championship
1978 Jacksonville State 7–3 6–1 1st L NCAA Division II Quarterfinal
1979 Jacksonville State 4–6 1–5 T–6th
1980 Jacksonville State 8–3 5–1 2nd L NCAA Division II Quarterfinal
1981 Jacksonville State 8–3 6–0 1st L NCAA Division II Quarterfinal
1982 Jacksonville State 10–2 7–0 1st L NCAA Division II Semifinal
1983 Jacksonville State 6–5 4–4 T–4th
Jacksonville State: 54–25 36–12
Total: 54–25
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title or championship game berth

References

  1. ^ "Ex-Bama player, coach Jim Fuller speaks to Tuscaloosa Quarterback Club". The Tuscaloosa News. October 7, 2013. Retrieved December 27, 2014.
  2. ^ "Bama teammates roast Fuller". The Gadsden Times. April 25, 1983. Retrieved December 27, 2014.
  3. ^ "Gamecocks name Fuller new AD". The Gadsden Times. July 25, 2003. Retrieved December 27, 2014.
  4. ^ "JSU's Jim Fuller Announces Retirement as Athletic Director". Jacksonville State University. June 9, 2008. Retrieved December 27, 2014.
  5. ^ Stephenson, Creg (September 2, 2021). "Jim Fuller, former Alabama player & assistant, Jacksonville State coach, dies at 76". The Birmingham News. Archived from the original on September 2, 2021. Retrieved September 2, 2021.
  6. ^ Edwards, Mark (September 1, 2021). "Former JSU coach, athletics director Jim Fuller dies at 76". The Anniston Star. Archived from the original on September 2, 2021. Retrieved September 2, 2021.
  7. ^ "JSU Hall of Fame Coach, Former AD Jim Fuller Passes Away". Jacksonville State University. September 1, 2021. Archived from the original on September 2, 2021. Retrieved September 2, 2021.