Jack Gregory (American football coach)

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Jack Gregory
Biographical details
Born(1927-06-08)June 8, 1927
East Lansdowne, Pennsylvania
DiedDecember 4, 2014(2014-12-04) (aged 87)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Playing career
c. 1950 East Stroudsburg
Position(s) Guard
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1959–1965 East Stroudsburg
1966 Navy (assistant)
1967–1969 Villanova
1970–1975 Rhode Island
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
1978–1982 Yale (assistant AD)
1982–1994 Bowling Green
Head coaching record
Accomplishments and honors
2 PSAC (1964–1965)
3 PSAC Eastern Division (1962, 1964–1965)

John C. Gregory Jr. (June 8, 1927 – December 4, 2014) was an American football player, coach, and college athletics administrator. He served as the head football coach at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania (1959–1965), Villanova University (1967–1969), and the University of Rhode Island (1970–1975), compiling a career college football record of 87–57–4. He was the athletic director at Bowling Green State University from 1982 to 1994. He died in Philadelphia in 2014. [1] [2]

American football Team field sport

American football, referred to as football in the United States and Canada and also known as gridiron, is a team sport played by two teams of eleven players on a rectangular field with goalposts at each end. The offense, the team with possession of the oval-shaped football, attempts to advance down the field by running with the ball or passing it, while the defense, the team without possession of the ball, aims to stop the offense's advance and to take control of the ball for themselves. The offense must advance at least ten yards in four downs or plays; if they fail, they turn over the football to the defense, but if they succeed, they are given a new set of four downs to continue the drive. Points are scored primarily by advancing the ball into the opposing team's end zone for a touchdown or kicking the ball through the opponent's goalposts for a field goal. The team with the most points at the end of a game wins.

East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania

East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania (ESU) is a public university in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. It is one of the 14 state universities that compose the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE).

Villanova University Catholic university near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Villanova University is a private Catholic research university in Radnor Township, Pennsylvania. Named after Saint Thomas of Villanova, the university is the oldest Catholic university in Pennsylvania and the only Augustinian university in the United States.


Head coaching record

East Stroudsburg Warriors (Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference)(1959–1966)
1959 East Stroudsburg5–2–2
1960 East Stroudsburg6–35–34th (East)
1961 East Stroudsburg7–15–12nd (East)
1962 East Stroudsburg8–16–01st (East)
1963 East Stroudsburg5–34–2T–2nd (East)
1964 East Stroudsburg8–16–01st (East)
1965 East Stroudsburg10–06–01st (East)
East Stroudsburg:49–11–2
Villanova Wildcats (NCAA University Division independent)(1967–1969)
1967 Villanova 4–6
1968 Villanova 6–4
1969 Villanova 6–3
Rhode Island Rams (Yankee Conference)(1970–1975)
1970 Rhode Island3–53–2T–3rd
1971 Rhode Island3–62–3T–4th
1972 Rhode Island3–70–56th
1973 Rhode Island6–2–24–1–12nd
1974 Rhode Island 5–53–3T–3rd
1975 Rhode Island2–81–44th
Rhode Island:22–33–213–18–1
      National championship        Conference title        Conference division title or championship game berth

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