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July 24, 1986 | MITCH POLIN, Times Staff Writer
Jim Brownfield of Muir High and Bob Baiz of Claremont High are two football coaches who don't mind keeping themselves busy during the summer. While many coaches are taking a break from the school-year routine, Brownfield and Baiz are usually thinking about football. That is especially true this summer because the 57-year-old Brownfield and 59-year-old Baiz--two of the most successful coaches in Southern California--are coaching or organizing two major all-star games.
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May 25, 2010 | Eric Sondheimer, Varsity Times Insider
Jim Brownfield, who achieved prominence as a football and girls' track coach at Pasadena's John Muir High School in the 1980s and '90s, died early Monday. He was 81. FOR THE RECORD: Jim Brownfield: The obituary in Tuesday's LATExtra section of Jim Brownfield, football and girls' track coach at Pasadena's Muir High School, did not include his brother Bill Brownfield in the list of survivors. — His brother, Warren, said Brownfield had major heart surgery 14 months ago. He died at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center.
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SPORTS
September 5, 1992 | ERIC SHEPARD, TIMES PREP SPORTS EDITOR
Jim Brownfield would have bet his life savings six years ago that he was through coaching high school football. Moments after winning his second consecutive CIF Southern Section title at Pasadena Muir in December of 1986, Brownfield announced his resignation. After months of suffering from various conditions caused by stress, he said leaving was an easy decision.
SPORTS
September 5, 1992 | ERIC SHEPARD, TIMES PREP SPORTS EDITOR
Jim Brownfield would have bet his life savings six years ago that he was through coaching high school football. Moments after winning his second consecutive CIF Southern Section title at Pasadena Muir in December of 1986, Brownfield announced his resignation. After months of suffering from various conditions caused by stress, he said leaving was an easy decision.
NEWS
June 8, 1989 | MITCH POLIN, Times Staff Writer
With mostly sophomores and juniors on its roster, most prep track aficionados expected the Muir High School girls to win the CIF state title next year. In winning the state title last week at Cerritos College in Norwalk, the Mustangs finished a year ahead of schedule. The Mustangs were hardly the favorite with only five qualifiers. But Jim Brownfield, who also coached the Mustangs to a state title in 1985, said he never counted his team out. "We had doped it out and there were 10 teams that had a legitimate chance to win and we figured out a way to win," he said.
NEWS
June 11, 1987
Many of the top seniors in the San Gabriel Valley have been selected to play in the eighth National Football Foundation Hall of Fame Prep All-Star Football Game on Aug. 7 at Arroyo High in El Monte. Jim Brownfield, game director and former Muir High coach, expects the game to pit the West's speed against the East's size. The West has running backs Ricky Ervins of Muir and W.C.
NEWS
October 30, 1986 | MITCH POLIN, Times Staff Writer
Who is the best high school running back in Southern California? Jim Brownfield, Muir High football coach, has heard names such as Eric Henley of Damien, Eric Bieniemy of Bishop Amat and Leonard Russell of Long Beach Poly tossed around by prep experts. But Brownfield has reason for believing his backfield star, Ric Ervins, is the best. "Every coach thinks he has the best back in Southern California," Brownfield said. "But I think he's the best all-around back, physically and fundamentally.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 25, 2010 | Eric Sondheimer, Varsity Times Insider
Jim Brownfield, who achieved prominence as a football and girls' track coach at Pasadena's John Muir High School in the 1980s and '90s, died early Monday. He was 81. FOR THE RECORD: Jim Brownfield: The obituary in Tuesday's LATExtra section of Jim Brownfield, football and girls' track coach at Pasadena's Muir High School, did not include his brother Bill Brownfield in the list of survivors. — His brother, Warren, said Brownfield had major heart surgery 14 months ago. He died at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center.
SPORTS
May 28, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Jim Brownfield of Pasadena Muir High, one of the Southern Section's most successful football coaches, has resigned because of unspecified health reasons.
NEWS
July 11, 1985
Many of the top graduating seniors have been selected to the East and West team rosters for the sixth annual National Football Foundation Hall of Fame All-Star Football Game on Aug. 2 at Arroyo High in El Monte. "The 1985 assemblage of talent represents one of the most gifted crops of athletes we've had for this game," said Muir Coach Jim Brownfield, who has been game director since its inception in 1980.
NEWS
June 8, 1989 | MITCH POLIN, Times Staff Writer
With mostly sophomores and juniors on its roster, most prep track aficionados expected the Muir High School girls to win the CIF state title next year. In winning the state title last week at Cerritos College in Norwalk, the Mustangs finished a year ahead of schedule. The Mustangs were hardly the favorite with only five qualifiers. But Jim Brownfield, who also coached the Mustangs to a state title in 1985, said he never counted his team out. "We had doped it out and there were 10 teams that had a legitimate chance to win and we figured out a way to win," he said.
NEWS
June 11, 1987
Many of the top seniors in the San Gabriel Valley have been selected to play in the eighth National Football Foundation Hall of Fame Prep All-Star Football Game on Aug. 7 at Arroyo High in El Monte. Jim Brownfield, game director and former Muir High coach, expects the game to pit the West's speed against the East's size. The West has running backs Ricky Ervins of Muir and W.C.
NEWS
October 30, 1986 | MITCH POLIN, Times Staff Writer
Who is the best high school running back in Southern California? Jim Brownfield, Muir High football coach, has heard names such as Eric Henley of Damien, Eric Bieniemy of Bishop Amat and Leonard Russell of Long Beach Poly tossed around by prep experts. But Brownfield has reason for believing his backfield star, Ric Ervins, is the best. "Every coach thinks he has the best back in Southern California," Brownfield said. "But I think he's the best all-around back, physically and fundamentally.
NEWS
July 24, 1986 | MITCH POLIN, Times Staff Writer
Jim Brownfield of Muir High and Bob Baiz of Claremont High are two football coaches who don't mind keeping themselves busy during the summer. While many coaches are taking a break from the school-year routine, Brownfield and Baiz are usually thinking about football. That is especially true this summer because the 57-year-old Brownfield and 59-year-old Baiz--two of the most successful coaches in Southern California--are coaching or organizing two major all-star games.
SPORTS
October 6, 1994 | ERIC SHEPARD
Pasadena Muir High, annually one of the Southland's top schools for football talent, made an abrupt coaching change on Wednesday. Jack Allen, in his second year as head coach, was relieved of his duties and replaced by former assistant Mike Harrison. Harrison, who has never been a high school head football coach, will serve on an interim basis. Muir, rated high in several preseason polls, is 2-2. It was 8-3 under Allen last season.
NEWS
May 26, 2010
New York justices: An article in Section A on May 12 about women from New York who serve on the U.S. Supreme Court said nominee Elena Kagan was one of the first girls to have a bat mitzvah in her Reconstructionist synagogue near Lincoln Center. The synagogue, Lincoln Square Synagogue, is an Orthodox congregation. "American Idol": An article in Sunday's Calendar section about the link between Christian churches and "American Idol" referred to Leesa Bellesi's husband as an ex-pastor.
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