Jim Mackenzie (American football)
James Alexander Mackenzie
(January 15, 1930 – April 28, 1967) was an American football
player and coach. He served as the head coach at the University of Oklahoma
for one season in 1966, compiling a record of 6–4. Mackenzie was brought in after coach Gomer Jones
failed to match the success of the legendary Bud Wilkinson
, whom he had replaced. Mackenzie died of a heart attack
during the spring following his first season at Oklahoma. He collapsed at home after returning from a recruiting trip.
Mackenzie was 37 years old and was survived by his wife, Sue Newell, and two children, Katheryn Sue and James Alexander, Jr.
Assistant coach Chuck Fairbanks
, age 33, was named his successor four days later.
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