Jimmy Gales

Jimmy Gales (1941-2020)

Teams coached: North Texas Mean Green
North Texas record: 84-118 (.416)
Overall record: 84-118 (.416)

Career Accomplishments:


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

1986-1993 North Texas
1975-1983 North Texas (asst)

Jimmy Gales Facts

  • James Gales
  • Born 1941
  • Died June 4, 2020
  • Alma Mater: Alcorn College (BA, 1964) / East Texas State University (MA, 1977)
  • Got his first head coaching job in 1969 at Spence JHS in Dallas, TX
  • Worked as an assistant for eight seasons at North Texas under head coach Bill Blakeley
  • Spent three years as head coach at Dallas South Oak Cliff HS, going 89-12 overall
  • Became the head coach at North Texas in 1986, leading the Mean Green for seven years
    • Led the program to Southland titles in 1988 and 1989, earning Southland COY honors both years
    • In 1988, the Mean Green also won the Southland Tournament to reach their first-ever NCAA Tournament
    • Went 84-118 overall as head coach; inducted into the North Texas Athletics HOF in 2009
  • After UNT, Gales worked as assistant principal at James Madison HS in Dallas for eleven years

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