Jim Myers spent one year as an assistant coach at Vanderbilt University and four more as the head coach of the Texas A&M Aggies from 1958-1961. Myers was Vandy’s offensive line coach for the 1948 season, and after spending time at UCLA and Iowa State he replaced the legendary Paul “Bear” Bryant as the head coach at A&M. Bryant left College Station to take over the Alabama Crimson Tide following the 1957 season, leaving behind an Aggies program searching for answers.
Unfortunately, Myers didn’t have the answers A&M was looking for. In four seasons as head coach his teams failed to record a single winning season. His best season with the Aggies came in 1961 when he led the team to a 4-5-1 record before being relieved of his coaching duties. He was 12-24-4 overall at Texas A&M including a 5-18-3 mark against Southwest Conference foes. Myers passed away in 2014 at the age of 92.