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Jim Skipper

Jim Skipper
Current position
Title Running backs coach
Personal information
Date of birth (1949-01-23) January 23, 1949 (age 65)
Place of birth Breaux Bridge, Louisiana
Alma mater Whittier College
Team(s) as a coach/administrator
Cal Poly Pomona (DB)
San Jose State (DB)
Pacific (RB)
Oregon (RB)
Philadelphia/Baltimore Stars (RB)
New Orleans Saints (RB)
Arizona Cardinals (RB)
New York Giants (RB)
San Francisco Demons (HC)
Carolina Panthers (RB)
Tennessee Titans (RB)
Carolina Panthers(RB)

Jim Skipper (born January 23, 1949) is an American football coach. He was the running backs coach for the Tennessee Titans of the National Football League (NFL).

Early years

A native of Brawley, California, Skipper was an all-conference selection at Imperial Valley College, where he led the league in kickoff returns. He then transferred to Whittier College, where he played defensive back and he paced the conference in punt returns during his career. Skipper holds a B.A. degree in physical education from Whittier.

Coaching career

Jim Skipper began his coaching career at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, where he coached the defensive backs from 1974-1976. After coaching the defensive backs for two seasons at San Jose State University, Skipper moved to the offensive side of the ball, coaching the running backs at University of the Pacific in 1979. He then went on to coach the running backs at University of Oregon from 1980-1982 before he made the jump to the professional ranks.

Skipper started his professional coaching career with the Philadelphia/Baltimore Stars of the United States Football League from 1983-1985. He then moved on to the National Football League with the New Orleans Saints. Starting in 1986, Skipper served as the running back coach till 1995. During his 10-year tenure with New Orleans, Skipper coached two Pro Bowlers, Rueben Mayes in 1986 and 1987 and Dalton Hilliard in 1989. Mayes' 1,353 yards in 1986 and Hilliard's 1,262 in 1989 still stand among the 10 highest single-season rushing totals in Saints history. He became the running backs coach for the Carolina Panthers since 2002. In 2009, Skipper helped make NFL history as two of his running backs, DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart, became the first set of teammates ever to rush for over 1100 yards in the same season. He was announced as the running backs coach for the Tennessee Titans on February 18, 2011.

Pro Bowl RBs under Jim Skipper

1000 yard rushers under Jim Skipper


External links

  • Carolina panthers profile
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