Dr. James Loveless
Jim Loveless coached football, basketball, swimming and
track and field at Grove City College during 17 fruitful years of employment
Loveless coached the swim team during its first 12
seasons after the programís inception in 1937. The Wolverines posted winning
records in each of his final three seasons.Those three years marked the
beginning of Grove Cityís ongoing streak of 57 consecutive winning seasons.
As football coach, the Grove City program emerged as one
of the regionís finest following World War II. From 1947-49, Grove City
compiled an 18-5-1 record, including a 7-1 mark in 1949.
He coached swimming and basketball concurrently from
1937-1942 and again from 1946-1954. The basketball team recorded eight
seasons of double-digit wins under Loveless.
Loveless also served as assistant athletic director at
Grove City during his tenure. In 1954, he returned to his alma mater, DePauw
University, to serve as its director of athletics.
He worked as DePauwís athletic director until retiring in 1974.
DePauw inducted him into its Athletic Hall of Fame as part of the inaugural
class in 1986.
Loveless has also been inducted into the Indiana Football
Hall of Fame and the Helms Foundation Hall of Fame.