J.E. Jim Baxter


 College Career

Millsaps (1922-1926)

• Lettered in football and basketball

 

Football Coaching Career

Newton County Agriculture High School (1926-1928)
Meridian High School (1928-1942; 1946-1947)

• Big Eight Championship (’31, ‘32, ‘37, ‘38, ‘40)

• Won 28 consecutive games (’36-’39)

• Toy Bowl Championship, New Orleans (’40)

 

Military Career

• World War II (1942-1946)

 

Did You Know?

J.E. “Jim” Baxter was a state legislator from 1948 until 1960. When the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum opened in 1996, he was the oldest living Hall of Famer. He died four days later.