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Jim "Catfish" Cole

Jim "Catfish" ColeA native of Cullowhee, who received a two-year degree from Campbell College and his B.S. from Western Carolina University in 1958, Cole was Campbell University’s first soccer coach. Coached the Camels to three NAIA national tournaments in his 13 years as head coach, and retired with a 138-48-7 coaching record (.733 winning percentage) in 1976. Received first-ever NAIA Soccer Coach of the Year award in 1970, and NAIA Meritorious Achievement Award for contributions to collegiate soccer in 1976. Was inducted into the Campbell University Sports Hall of Fame in 1997. Died on June 24, 2005.

Jim "Catfish" Cole's HOF Induction Bio

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