Jim Eddy, American football coach, Died at 80


James Franklin “Jim” Eddy was born on May 2, 1936, and died on October 27, 2016.

He was a football coach.

Eddy worked in the National Football League, Canadian Football League, as well as in college.

His whole coaching career began in 1968 when he joined the coaching staff of the New Mexico State Aggies at his alma mater, New Mexico State University.i

During 1972, Jim left NMSU to join Tommy Hudspeth’s UTEP Miners coaching staff as the defensive backfield coach.

He next coaching job was as the defensive coordinator of Saskatchewan Roughriders, which he held until he was promoted to head coach in 1977.

In his first season, the Roughriders went 8–8 and missed the playoffs only one season removed from playing the Ottawa Rough Riders in the 64th Grey Cup.

He was a finalist for the vacant Dallas Cowboys head coaching position, but lost the job to Dave Campo.

Eddy had Alzheimer’s disease when he died.

James Franklin “Jim” passed away at 80 years old.