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Jules V. Sikes

Jules V. Sikes
Sport(s) Football, basketball, baseball
Biographical details
Born (1904-10-22)October 22, 1904
Died May 20, 1964(1964-05-20) (aged 59)
Playing career



Texas A&M

Texas A&M

Texas A&M
Position(s) End (football)
Coaching career (HC unless noted)



Georgia (ends)
East Texas State

East Texas State

Texas A&M
Head coaching record
Overall 98–59–4 (football)
36–37 (basketball)
126–79–3 (baseball)
Bowls 2–0
College Football Data Warehouse
Accomplishments and honors
5 LSC (1954–1955, 1957–1959)

1 SWC (1937)

Jules Verne Sikes (October 22, 1904 – May 20, 1964) was an American football, basketball, and baseball player and coach. He was a graduate of Texas A&M University where he was a three-sport star, lettering three years each in baseball, basketball and football. He played end for Dana X. Bible's Texas A&M football teams from 1925 to 1927 and was All-Southwest Conference and mentioned as All-American. He played minor league baseball with Shreveport, Louisiana of the Class A Texas League after college. Sikes was an assistant coach for ends at the University of Georgia in Wally Butts first year as head football coach in 1939 until leaving for Kansas after the 1947 season, interrupted by service in World War II. He coached the Kansas Jayhawks from 1948 to 1953, compiling a 35–25 record. He succeeded George Sauer who left Kansas for United States Naval Academy. From 1954 to 1963, he coached at East Texas State University, amassing a 63–34–4 record. The Lions won five Lone Star Conference championships during his tenure and won both the Tangerine Bowl twice, at the end of the 1957 and 1958 seasons. He was a proponent of the T formation.

Head coaching record


Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs Coaches# AP°
Kansas Jayhawks (Big Seven Conference) (1948–1953)
1948 Kansas 7–3 4–2 3rd
1949 Kansas 5–5 2–4 5th
1950 Kansas 6–4 3–3 4th
1951 Kansas 8–2 4–2 3rd 20
1952 Kansas 7–3 3–3 4th
1953 Kansas 2–8 2–4 T–4th
Kansas: 35–25 18–18
East Texas State Lions (Lone Star Conference) (1954–1963)
1954 East Texas State 6–3–1 5–0–1 T–1st
1955 East Texas State 5–4–1 5–1 T–1st
1956 East Texas State 2–8 1–5 6th
1957 East Texas State 9–1 6–1 1st W Tangerine
1958 East Texas State 10–1 6–1 1st W Tangerine
1959 East Texas State 9–1 6–1 T–1st
1960 East Texas State 6–4 5–2 T–2nd
1961 East Texas State 3–6 3–4 5th
1962 East Texas State 5–4–1 3–3–1 5th
1963 East Texas State 7–2–1 4–2 T–2nd
East Texas State: 63–34–4 46–20–2
Total: 98–59–4
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title


External links

  • Unforgettable Hawks
  • College Football Data Warehouse

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