| Wins against Kentucky - 1 | Losses against Kentucky - 10 |
Alma Mater: Princeton
Hometown: Franklin, TN
Date Died: April 6, 1982
Overall Record: 47-50 [5 Seasons]
|2/24/1941||Vanderbilt at Kentucky||W||58 - 31||-|
|2/1/1941||Kentucky at Vanderbilt||W||51 - 50||-|
|2/29/1940||Kentucky vs. Vanderbilt||W||44 - 34||SEC Tournament (at Knoxville, TN)|
|2/24/1940||Vanderbilt at Kentucky||W||43 - 38||-|
|1/29/1940||Kentucky at Vanderbilt||L||32 - 40||-|
|2/25/1939||Vanderbilt at Kentucky||W||52 - 27||-|
|1/30/1939||Kentucky at Vanderbilt||W||51 - 37||-|
|2/21/1938||Vanderbilt at Kentucky||W||48 - 24||-|
|1/29/1938||Kentucky at Vanderbilt||W||42 - 19||-|
|2/20/1937||Vanderbilt at Kentucky||W||51 - 19||-|
|1/30/1937||Kentucky at Vanderbilt||W||41 - 26||-|
Obituary - Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer (April 7, 1982)
Former Vanderbilt Coach Dies
James Leslie Buford, former registrar and varsity basketball coach of Vanderbilt University, died Tuesday in Owensboro at the NHE nursing home. He was 81.
He was a resident of 200 Revere Lane in Franklin, Tenn., before he moved 2-1/2 years ago to Owensboro, which is the home of a daughter, Mrs. Royce (Lucy) Dawson.
A native of Franklin, Tenn., Buford was educated at Princeton University and Peabody College. After graduation, he worked with banks in Atlanta and Nashville, and then he taught two years at the Battle Ground Academy in Franklin before joining the Vanderbilt staff in 1929.
He became varsity basketball coach in 1936, and in 1941 he was appointed secretary of the Vanderbilt Student Union.
After a leave of absence for overseas service in the American Red Cross from 1943 to 1945, Buford returned to Vanderbilt where he became registrar.
In 1960, he resigned from Vanderbilt to join the staff of the College Entrance Examination Board, where he remained until his retirement in 1966.
He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Franklin.
His wife, Lucy Green Buford, died in 1979.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Franklin Memorial Chapel with burial in Mount Hope Cemetery in Franklin, Tenn.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Glenn Funeral Home in Owensboro and after noon Thursday at Franklin Memorial Chapel.
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