Jim Champion Football Coach

Birthday January 11, 1926
Birthplace Tilatoba, MS
Age 91 years old
Birth Sign Capricorn


Football coach at all levels from 1954-1980, most notably as head coach for the CFL's BC Lions from 1967-1969.

Before Fame

He was a versatile two-way player who played one season for the NFL's New York Yanks.


He won the 52nd Grey Cup as defensive coach of the BC Lions.

Family Life

He was born in Tillatoba, Mississippi.

Associated With

His final stint came in 1980 as defensive line coach for a Green Bay Packers team coached by Bart Starr.


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