James Coble played football for Mansfield High School before graduating in 1948. He went on to play football at Tarleton State University, where he was inducted into the school's hall of fame in 1983. He also played football at East Texas State University and his team was inducted into the Texas A&M Commerce Hall of Fame. He returned to Mansfield in 1961 as a junior high teacher and coach. He was named principal a year later and served in the role until retiring in 1981. He was given the Mansfield ISD Alumni Association distinguished Educator Award in 2001. James Coble Middle School is named in his honor.
To learn more about Mansfield history, check out the Mansfield Historical Museum, 102 N. Main St., open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is free. For more info, call 817-473-4250, email@example.com or go to mansfieldhistory.org.
Photo courtesy of the Mansfield Historical Society.
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