Jack Mitchell (American Football)
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Jack Mitchell American Football
Jack Mitchell
Biographical details
Born(1923-12-03)December 3, 1923
Arkansas City, Kansas
DiedJuly 5, 2009(2009-07-05) (aged 85)
Sun City, Arizona
Playing career
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1949Blackwell HS (OK)
1950Tulsa (assistant)
1951-1952Texas Tech (backfield)
Head coaching record
Overall74-59-7 (college)
Accomplishments and honors
1 MVC (1954)
All-American, 1948

Jack Churchill Mitchell (December 3, 1923 - July 5, 2009) was an American football player and coach. He served as the head football coach at the Municipal University of Wichita, now Wichita State University, from 1953 to 1954, at the University of Arkansas from 1955 to 1957, and the University of Kansas from 1958 to 1966. compiling a career college football record of 72-61-7. Mitchell played football at the University of Oklahoma as a quarterback from 1946 to 1948. He was named an All-American in 1948. After retiring from coaching, Jack moved to Wellington, KS to become a publisher at the Wellington Daily News. [1]

Coaching career


Mitchell was the 21st head football coach for the Municipal University of Wichita, now Wichita State University, located in Wichita, Kansas. He held that position for two seasons, from 1953 until 1954. His overall coaching record at Wichita was 13-5-1.


From 1954 to 1957, Mitchell was the head football coach at University of Arkansas, where he compiled a 17-12-1 record.


Mitchell was the 28th head football coach for the University of Kansas located in Lawrence, Kansas and he held that position for nine seasons, from 1958 until 1966. His overall coaching record at Kansas was 42-44-5.

Head coaching record

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs Coaches# AP°
Wichita Shockers (Missouri Valley Conference) (1953-1954)
1953 Wichita 4-4-1 1-2 T-3rd
1954 Wichita 9-1 4-0 1st
Wichita: 13-5-1 5-2
Arkansas Razorbacks (Southwest Conference) (1955-1957)
1955 Arkansas 5-4-1 3-2-1 4th
1956 Arkansas 6-4 3-3 4th
1957 Arkansas 6-4 2-4 T-5th
Arkansas: 17-12-1 8-9-1
Kansas Jayhawks (Big Seven/Big Eight Conference) (1958-1966)
1958 Kansas 4-5-1 3-2-1 4th
1959 Kansas 5-5 3-3 T-3rd
1960 Kansas 7-2-1 4-2-1 3rd 9 11
1961 Kansas 7-3-1 5-2 T-2nd W Bluebonnet 15
1962 Kansas 6-3-1 4-2-1 4th
1963 Kansas 5-5 3-4 T-4th
1964 Kansas 6-4 5-2 3rd
1965 Kansas 2-8 2-5 T-6th
1966 Kansas 2-7-1 0-6-1 T-7th
Kansas: 44-42-5 29-28-4
Total: 72-61-7
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title or championship game berth


Additional sources

  • Tramel, Barry (July 7, 2009). "Remembering Jack Mitchell: A dashing Sooner". The Daily Oklahoman. Archived from the original on November 16, 2009. Retrieved 2009.

External links

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