James Cagle [Football '17]

James Cagle attended Connors State College where he lettered in football his freshman year, and in basketball, football, and baseball his sophomore year. He was voted Best All-Around Athlete and an Honorable Mention All-Conference in football.

Cagle then attended East Central State University in Ada, Oklahoma, where he continued playing football, basketball, and baseball. During his years at ECU he lettered in all three sports twice, and received his Bachelor of Science in Education.

From there, he continued his education receiving a master’s of education and minored in math and physical education from West Texas State University in Canyon, Texas.

In Allen, Oklahoma, Cagle began his teaching career. He was also the head basketball coach at Olton High School, Midland High School and Duncanville High School in Texas. Cagle was named the District 8, 5A Coach of the Year in 1984, and the District 9, 5A Coach of the Year three times in a row from 1971 to 1973. Throughout his career, Cagle’s teams won five district championships, two regional championships, were a state semi-finalist, and a state finalist. In addition, he coached the Texas All-Star Game North in 1974, and is ranked 80th on the Former Texas Basketball High School Coaches Honor Page with 531 wins and 227 losses.

In 1990 he received the Excellence in Teaching for Adjunct Faculty, Science, Math, and P.E. at Mountain View Community College, and named a Who’s Who Among Teachers in 1996 and 20012. Cagle continued his career teaching both high school and collegiate math until 2011, when he retired after 50 years.