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Jim Tatum News & Bio


Name:Jim Tatum
Born:July 22, 1913
Died:July 23, 1959
Notes:Football, Baseball, Head Football Coach

Total Tar Heels: UNC Athletes Excel Outside of Competition
Luke Maye was honored at the Chancellor's Awards as the winner of the Jim Tatum Memorial Award, which goes to the student-athlete who has performed...

Luke Maye Wins Jim Tatum Award
Luke Maye, a senior on the UNC men's basketball team, was honored at the 2019 Chancellor's Awards Ceremony as the winner of this year's Jim...

Mack Brown will be fighting history on second round at North Carolina
Mack Brown is not the first coach to return to a job he once held. He's not even the first coach to return to a...

UNC Sleeping Giant: Near-Breakthroughs
When a team dubbed a sleeping giant by some has had football success elude them over time, there are always myriad reasons: poor decisions, bad...

Ralph Strayhorn Jr.: Always on call for his alma mater
A native of Durham, Ralph Strayhorn, Jr. was recruited by UNC assistant football coach Jim Tatum and played three seasons with the Tar Heels before...

Top College Football Coaches Ever: No. 80 Carl Snavely, No. 76 Jim Tatum
80. Carl Snavely An expert in the single-wing offense, Snavely had two successful stints at North Carolina but peaked in 1939, when he led Cornell...

Benton Moss, Sasha Seymore Honored At Chancellor's Awards
Two UNC student-athletes were honored at the 2015 Chancellor’s Awards, held on April 22. The ceremony is the only campus-wide student recognition program at UNC...

Examining the UNC Football Coaching Tree
North Carolina's contribution to the National Football League has been well documented with the Tar Heels sending literally dozens of players to the professional ranks...

Extra Points: Year Three Yearnings
Jim Tatum made above-the-fold headlines by venturing to Los Angeles and nipping Southern Cal in Year Three. Bill Dooley snared a big Clemson win in...

Doc Blanchard more than football hero
Doc Blanchard chose to play football at North Carolina partly because the Tar Heels were coached by his mother's cousin, Jim Tatum. Blanchard played on...


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