James DePree

DePree-01James “J. D.” DePree, also known as Jim DePree, (March 14, 1879 – July 1, 1972) was an American football player and coach of football and baseball. He was the fifth head coach for the University of Tennessee Volunteers football team, coaching the 1905 and 1906 seasons and compiling a record of 4–11–3. While at Tennessee, he started the school’s first basketball team and coached the baseball team in 1906.

Depree married Fannie Wilson of Knoxville, Tennessee, who bore his three sons. He was born in Holland, Michigan in 1879 and died in Sarasota, Floridain 1972.

DePree was a letterman in football from the University of Michigan.

Head coaching record


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