James McCabe #39



James Allen "Jim" McCabe All State football quarterback,
was the winner of the Minden Tourney "Best Sportsman
Award." This was the most coveted honor of the M.H.S
festival held Jan. 19, 20, 21. James Allen, son of Mr. and
Mrs. J. S McCabe, had the instinct honor being chosen the
1954 AllState basketball team as well as the All State
football team. James Allen has lettered in football three
years; in basketball, two years; and in baseball, three
years. Among his other school activities, he has been a
Grig favorite and has been a class officer several times.

James "Jim" McCabe was the quarterback for the 1954
championship Minden Crimson Tide Team having graduated
in 1955 where he played football under Coaches George
Doherty and Pat Nation.

After George Coherty became Coach at La. Tech both Jerry
Frasier and Jim McCabe played on his team. After graduating
from Tech he and his teammate, Jerry were both invited to
London Ontario in the summer of 1960 to try out for their professional
team. They did not like playing in Canada. They had twelve men
instead of eleven men on their football team. After a few weeks
of practice he and Jerry decided to leave. He went to work selling

Today, Jim McCabet has thirteen metal disks holding his spine
together from old football injuries and is in a lot of pain. He and his
wife, the former Sherry Lynn, class of 1964 do a lot of grandparenting
and are residents of the state of Mississippi.

The information in the above bio was furnished by former classmates
Jerry Frasier and the late Wm. P. Patson, class of 1955


The MHS seniors of 1965 were fortunate to have Jim McCabe
as our Freshman coach.

He had a friendly demeanor and was kind to his students and athletes.
I recall one day Gary Harrison, Stan Green, Danny Milam and I
were running 220's and Danny got a late start and coach yelling out
"Cut across Milam".

Lots of fun back then.

Thanks Jim for being a good guy and a good coach.

Tom Carey, MD.,
Class of 1965
Ruston, Louisiana