James DePree

James DePree
Sport(s) Football, basketball, baseball
Biographical details
Born (1879-03-14)March 14, 1879
Holland, Michigan
Died July 1, 1972(1972-07-01) (aged 93)[1]
Sarasota, Florida
Playing career
1903–1904 Michigan
Position(s) Fullback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1905–1906 Tennessee
1906 Tennessee
Head coaching record
Overall 4–11–3 (football)
7–8 (baseball)

James "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, Florida in 1972.

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

Head coaching record


Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Tennessee Volunteers (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1905–1906)
1905 Tennessee 3–5–1 0–4–1 14th
1906 Tennessee 1–6–2 0–4–1 15th
Tennessee: 4–11–3 0–8–2
Total: 4–11–3


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