Coach

Jim Cartwright

Inducted 1996


Teacher/Coach 25 Years (1957 – 1982)

    • Colorado High School—Gunnison, CO (1957 – 1958)
      • B-Team Basketball Coach
    • Columbia Central High School (1959 – 1982)
      • Football (1959 – 1982)
        • Record:  134 – 97
      • Boys’ Basketball (1959 – 1963)
    • Record:  57 – 34
      • Baseball (1966 – 1968, 1973 – 1978)
    • Record:  139 – 27
      • Boys’ Track (1962 – 1965)

Athletic Director 23 Years (1959 – 1982)

    • Columbia Central High School

Executive Director Tennessee Athletic Coaches Association (TACA) (1983 -Present)

  • Tennessee Football Coach of the Year 4 times
  • Tennessee Basketball Coach of the Year—1961
  • Tennessee Baseball Coach of the Year 4 times
  • 9 of Coach Cartwright’s former players played in the National Football League (NFL)
  • 3 of his former players played basketball professionally
  • 2 former players played professional baseball
  • Played college football at Austin Peay State University 1 year, played in the army at Fort Carson, Colorado, and played 3 years at Western State College of Colorado
  • Served as Freshman and Linebackers Coach at Middle Tennessee State University in 1958

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