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Jimmy Sharpe
Title Head coach
College Virginia Tech
Sport Football
Place of birth Montgomery, AL
Career highlights
Overall 21-22-1
Playing career
1961-1963 Alabama
Position OG/DG
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1974-1977 Virginia Tech

Jimmy Sharpe (born 1940 in Montgomery, Alabama[1]) is a former football coach, most notably head coach of the Virginia Tech Hokies from 1974 to 1977. He also served as an assistant coach at the University of Alabama, under Coach Paul "Bear" Bryant, and at Mississippi State University. He graduated from the University of Alabama in 1974. More noticeable is the fact that Sharpe graduated from Montgomery's prestigious Sidney Lanier High School.

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Virginia Tech

Sharpe, an 11-year veteran of Bear Bryant's Alabama coaching staff, was hired by the Hokies in 1974 to replace Charlie Coffey, who had been let go following a lackluster performance. He was dismissed in 1977 following a disappointing 3-7-1 season.[1]

Head coaching record

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl Coaches# AP°
1974 Virginia Tech 4-7-0
1975 Virginia Tech 8-3-0
1976 Virginia Tech 6-5-0
1977 Virginia Tech 3-7-1
Total: 21-22-1
Indicates BCS bowl game. #Rankings from final Coaches Poll.

References

Preceded by
Charlie Coffey
Virginia Tech Hokies Head Football Coach
1974–1977
Succeeded by
Bill Dooley

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