Jim Stanley

Knowledge Identifier: +Jim_Stanley


Jim Stanley

Former American football player and coach add

Category: Football

Born in 1935.

Countries: Texas (43%), United States (29%), Canada (14%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Bear Bryant, Canadian Football League, Winnipeg Blue Bombers

Linked to: Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Oklahoma State University, Canadian Football League, Southern Methodist University




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Jim Stanley was born in 1935 add something


Stanley was a three-year starter for Bear Bryant's Texas A&M Aggies teams in the 1950s add something


He was a member of the undefeated 1956 A&M team add something


He began his coaching career in Amarillo, Texas, coaching high school football from 1959 to 1960 add something


He served as defensive coordinator at Oklahoma State from 1963 to 1968, before moving to the United States Naval Academy from 1969 to 1970, and the Canadian Football League's Winnipeg Blue Bombers from 1971 to 1972 add something


He coached at Oklahoma State from 1973 to 1978, amassing a career record of 35–31–2 add something


Stanley returned to Stillwater to become the head coach of the Oklahoma State University Cowboys in 1973 add something


His Cowboys earned a Fiesta Bowl victory in 1974 and his 1976 team ended the season 9–3 finishing as a Big Eight co-champions on their way to a Tangerine Bowl victory add something


In 1978, the Big Eight Conference instituted an investigation into the Oklahoma State University football program in response to allegations of violations of several NCAA rules and regulations while Stanley was head coach add something


Stanley served as the defensive line coach for the New York Giants in 1979 and the Atlanta Falcons from 1980 to 1982 before moving to the USFL. Stanley was in the running to be the head coach of the USFL's Birmingham Stallions, but was passed over for Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line coach Rollie Dotsch add something


Dornbrook and McGriff made USFL all-league teams in 1983 and Pinney was considered one of the best tackles in the league add something


His 1983 team won the league championship after starting off 1–4 add something


Stanley was later signed by the Panthers to serve as their head coach, a position he held in 1983 and 1984 add something


Stanley was the head coach of the USFL's Michigan Panthers in 1983 and 1984, their only two years of existence add something


The Panthers won the USFL Championship in 1983 add something


His 1984 squad looked like a favorite to repeat, going 6–0 to start the season, but star wide receiver Anthony Carter was lost for the season add something


Stanley returned to the NFL. He joined the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as defensive line coach before moving up to defensive coordinator in 1986 add something

Jim Stanley died in 2012 add something