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Jim Thorpe

Coaching Record

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 to 1923, finishing his career as the head coach of the Oorang Indians. Over his four years of coaching his teams compiled a cumulative win/loss record of 14-25-2. During his career he was a head coach for four seasons, first with the Canton Bulldogs. He led the Bulldogs 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 was with the Cleveland Indians for the 1921 season, leading the team to a 3-5-0 record. His third head coach placement 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. In 1923, the Indians won the championship against the Louisville Brecks 19-0. During his entire head coaching career, his three teams combined for a record of 14-25-2 across four seasons.


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

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