WTVY  | Dothan, AL  | News, Weather, Sports

Former Alabama State Football Coach Dies at 81

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Former Alabama State University head football coach George James Junior, has died. He was 81 years old.

The university said in a statement Monday, James coached the Hornets from 1976 to 1983 and is best remembered for winning 7 of 8 games against in-state rival Tuskegee University.

James, known as "The Houdini of Football", because he led his teams to several upsets, compiled an overall record of 41-39-3 at ASU.

He is survived by his wife, Lois, and three children.

A funeral service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Old Ship AME Zion Church in Montgomery.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WTVY-TV 285 N Foster Street Dothan, AL 36303 334-792-3195
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 28463854 - wtvy.com/a?a=28463854