James Fullerton
James Fullerton
Major: Psychology/Education
Induction Year: 1984
Class: 1930
Sport(s): Ice Hockey, Football

The late James H. Fullerton, a fullback on the football team, was a hockey goalie for four years. As captain, he led the skaters with a goals-against average of 2.71. Jom served as hockey coach at NU in 1930-31, embarking on a 40-year teaching/coaching career (interrupted by service in World War II as a Cavalry officer) that saw him win 84 percent of his games as football, ice hockey, and crew coach at the Northwood School. Jim became the head ice hockey coach at Brown University (1955-1970), where he also taught in the Education Department. Awarded the Spencer Penrose Trophy as U.S. Collegiate Coach of the Year in 1965, Jim was elected to the U.S. Collegiate Hall of Fame in 1971 and the Brown University Hall of Fame in 1974. He has served on the U.S. Olympic Hockey Committee, is past president of the American Hockey Coaches Association, and is a noted hockey author and consultant. He won numerous regional honors, coached several U.S. teams in international competition, and scouted for the New York Islanders.