Jennings F. "Jenks" Gillem (born c. 1891) was the head football coach at Howard College and Birmingham-Southern College.
Gillem was an All-SEC player at The University of South (Sewanee) in Tennessee during the 1910-1913 seasons.
From 1924 to 1926, he led Howard to a 15-12-2 record. He then coached at BSC from 1928 until the program folded in 1939, amassing a record of 51-43-8 in 12 seasons, making him the winningest coach at BSC.
Gillem returned to his alma mater to coach Sewanee during the 1940 and 1941 seasons.
Gillem was a charter member of The American Legion, a national Veteran's group, and also a charter member of the Birmingham Exchange Club. He was married to the former Florence Coffin, daughter of businessman Harry Welles Coffin.
Harris G. Cope
|Howard College Head Football Coach
1924 - 1926
|BSC Panthers Head Football Coach
1928 - 1939
Joey Jones (2007)
- Cruikshank, George M. (1920) "Birmingham and Its Environs. Vol II." Chicago: The Lewis Co. 231-232.