Jim McDonald

Jim McDonald served as an assistant coach at the University of Tennessee for eight seasons from 1955-1962 under former Vols coach Bowden Wyatt, and took over as head coach for one season in 1963. McDonald led Tennessee to an even 5-5 record and a 3-5 record in the SEC, resulting in a ninth-place finish in the conference standings. He was replaced as head coach in 1964 by Doug Dckey, although he remained in Knoxville as Tennessee’s assistant athletic director. McDonald passed away in 1997 at the age of 81.

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