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Jim Thorpe

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Years Coached Record Win % Playoff record Playoff win %
4 14-25-2 36.59% 0-0 0.00%

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Jim Thorpe was a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) from 1920 until 1923, finishing his career with the Oorang Indians as their head coach. Over his four years of coaching his teams compiled a cumulative record of 14-25-2. During his career he was a head coach for four seasons. His first head coaching opportunity came with the Canton Bulldogs. He led the team for one season, compiling a record of 7-4-2. In 1920, the Bulldogs won the championship against the Richmond Athletics 39-0. His next head coaching stint came with the Cleveland Indians. He coached the Indians for the 1921 season, leading the team to a 3-5-0 record. His third opportunity as head coach began in 1922 with the Oorang Indians. He coached them for two seasons and the team had a 4-16-0 record during his tenure with the team. In 1923, the Indians won the championship against the Louisville Brecks 19-0.

Last modified: 5/28/2018


Year Position Record Playoff record
1923 Oorang Indians Head Coach 1-10-0 0-0
1922 Oorang Indians Head Coach 3-6-0 0-0
1921 Cleveland Indians Head Coach 3-5-0 0-0
1920 Canton Bulldogs Head Coach 7-4-2 0-0

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