Livingstone introduces James as new football coach

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Staff report
Elvin J. James has been named the 33rd head football coach at Livingstone College.
James comes to Livingstone from Elizabeth City State University where he is currently the Assistant to the Athletic Director. James last coached in 2006 when he was the coach of the offensive line at John A. Holmes High School in Edenton.
James had two different stints as a coach for the Elizabeth City football team, first from 2000-2002 when he was the Offensive Line Coach and again from 2003-2005 when he again coached the offensive line, but was also the assistant head coach and recruiter.
A total of 12 years were spent by James at Goldsboro High School in Goldsboro, NC where he was the head coach first from 1988-2000 and then again from 2002-2003. In his 12 seasons at Goldsboro, James finished with a record of 79-69-1 with nine state playoff appearances and two Mid-Eastern AAAA Conference Championships in 1994 and 1995.
James is taking over a Livingstone program that has won only three contests over the past three seasons and is coming off a 2009 campaign where the Blue Bears went 0-10. The last winning season for the Blue Bears came in 1998 when they went 7-3 and won their second straight CIAA Conference title.
James was a four-year letter winner at Elizabeth City State University where he played as a defensive tackle and an offensive guard. James also signed with the Boston Breakers of the United States Football League as a free agent in 1982.