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Jim Dennison

Jim Dennison
Sport(s) Football, baseball
Biographical details
Born (1938-02-05) February 5, 1938 (age 76)
Playing career

Coaching career (HC unless noted)


Wadsworth HS (OH) (assistant)
Elyria HS (OH) (assistant)
Copley HS (OH)
Akron (assistant)

Administrative career (AD unless noted)
Head coaching record
Overall 199–139–2 (college football)
9–0 (high school football)
4–12 (college baseball)
Tournaments Football
2–1 (NCAA D-II playoffs)
0–1 (NCAA D-I-AA playoffs)
0–1 (NAIA playoffs)
College Football Data Warehouse
Accomplishments and honors
AFCA College Division Coach of the Year (1976)

James L. Dennison (born February 5, 1938) is a former American football and baseball coach, player, and college athletics administrator. On November 11, 2012, Dennison retired as the head football coach at Walsh University in North Canton, Ohio.[1] He had held that position since February 11, 1994, the year before the school's football team began play in 1995. From 1973 to 1985, Dennison was the head football coach at the University of Akron. He was also the head baseball coach at Akron in 1966. Dennison served as the athletic director at Akron (1986–1993) and Walsh (1993–2007). He played college football and college baseball at the College of Wooster, from which he graduated in 1960.

Head coaching record

College football

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs NCAA#
Akron Zips (NCAA Division II Independent) (1973–1977)
1973 Akron 6–5
1974 Akron 5–5
1975 Akron 7–4
1976 Akron 10–3 L NCAA Division II Championship (Pioneer)
1977 Akron 6–4–1
Akron Zips (Mid-Continent Conference) (1978–1979)
1978 Akron 6–5 4–1
1979 Akron 6–5 3–2
Akron Zips (Ohio Valley Conference) (1980–1985)
1980 Akron 3–7–1 2–4–1 5th
1981 Akron 5–5 4–4 T–4th
1982 Akron 6–5 5–2 2nd
1983 Akron 8–3 5–2 T–2nd
1984 Akron 4–7 2–5 6th
1985 Akron 8–4 5–2 T–2nd L NCAA Division I-A First Round 10
Akron: 80–62–2 30–22–1
Walsh Cavaliers (NAIA Independent) (1995)
1995 Walsh 7–3
Walsh Cavaliers (Mid-States Football Association) (1996–2011)
1996 Walsh 6–5 3–3 4th (Mideast)
1997 Walsh 7–3 4–2 3rd (Mideast)
1998 Walsh 6–5 2–4 T–5th (Mideast)
1999 Walsh 7–3 4–2 3rd (Mideast)
2000 Walsh 6–5 4–2 2nd (Mideast)
2001 Walsh 8–3 5–1 T–1st (Mideast)
2002 Walsh 8–3 4–2 3rd (Mideast)
2003 Walsh 8–3 5–1 2nd (Mideast)
2004 Walsh 8–3 6–1 2nd (Mideast)
2005 Walsh 8–3 5–2 T–2nd (Mideast)
2006 Walsh 9–3 4–2 T–2nd (Mideast) L NAIA First Round
2007 Walsh 5–6 2–5 6th (Mideast)
2008 Walsh 3–8 1–5 5th (Mideast)
2009 Walsh 8–3 5–2 T–2nd (Mideast)
2010 Walsh 7–4 3–4 5th (Mideast)
2011 Walsh 5–6 4–3 (unofficial) N/A (Mideast)
Walsh Cavaliers (Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) (2012)
2012 Walsh 3–8 2–8 T–5th (South)
Walsh: 119–77 63–46 (official)
Total: 199–139–2
#Rankings from NCAA Poll.


External links

  • Walsh profile
  • College Football Data Warehouse

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