James J. Cline

James J. Cline
Cline pictured in Southern Campus 1924, UCLA yearbook
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1899-03-02)March 2, 1899
Fremont County, Iowa
Died July 19, 1969(1969-07-19) (aged 70)
Los Angeles, California
Playing career
1918–1919 California
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1923–1924 Southern Branch
Head coaching record
Overall 2–10–3

James Jacob Cline[1] (March 2, 1899 – July 19, 1969)[2] was an American football coach. He served as the head football coach at the Southern Branch of the University of California—now known as the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)—from 1923 to 1924, comping a record of 2–10–3.

Cline gradated from Pomona High School in Pomona, California, before attending the University of California, Berkeley, where he played for the California Golden Bears under head coach Andy Smith.[3] He was later president of Cline Hardwood Co. in Los Angeles, where he died on July 19, 1969.[4]

Head coaching record

Year Team Overall ConferenceStanding Bowl/playoffs
Southern Branch Grizzlies (Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) (1923–1924)
1923 Southern Branch 2–50–56th
1924 Southern Branch 0–5–30–4–16th
Southern Branch: 2–10–30–9–1


  1. University of California (1868-1952) (1920). Register. Retrieved April 14, 2015.
  2. "Person Details for James Jacob Cline, "Iowa, County Births, 1880-1935" FamilySearch.org". familysearch.org. Retrieved April 14, 2015.
  3. "Southern campus". archive.org. Retrieved April 14, 2015.
  4. "Ex-Cal Gridder, Cline, Dies,". Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. July 22, 1969. p. 36. Retrieved March 9, 2018 via Newspapers.com .
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