Don James Coaching Tree


The College Football Coaching Tree


College Jobs

Kent State Head Coach (1971-1974)
Washington Head Coach (1975-1992)


Additional Resources


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Don James Coaching Tree Roots


TREE TOP: Lucius N. Littauer via Andy Gustafson

College Roots

Andy Gustafson
Played at Miami (FL) for Gustafson from 1951-1953

Charles “Chuck” Mather
Graduate assistant at Kansas under Mather from 1956-1957

Perry Moss
Defensive backs coach at Florida State under Moss in 1959

Bill Peterson
Defensive backs coach at Florida State under Peterson from 1960-1961
Defensive coordinator at Florida State under Peterson from 1962-1965

Chalmers “Bump” Elliott
Defensive coordinator at Michigan under Elliott from 1966-1967

Eddie Crowder
Defensive coordinator at Colorado under Crowder from 1968-1970


Don James Coaching Tree Branches


Nick Saban
Toledo Head Coach (1990)
Michigan State Head Coach (1995-1999)
LSU Head Coach (2000-2004)
Miami Dolphins Head Coach (2005-2006)
Alabama Head Coach (2007-present)


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