Jack Gregory
Biographical details
Born(1927-06-08)June 8, 1927
East Lansdowne, Pennsylvania
DiedDecember 4, 2014(2014-12-04) (aged 87)
East Lansdowne, Pennsylvania
Playing career
1947West Chester
1949–1951East Stroudsburg
Position(s)Guard
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1952–1953William Penn HS (DE) (line)
1954–1958P. S. Dupont HS (DE)
1959–1965East Stroudsburg
1966Navy (assistant)
1967–1969Villanova
1970–1975Rhode Island
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
1978–1982Yale (assistant AD)
1982–1994Bowling Green
Head coaching record
Overall87–57–4 (college)
25–15 (high school)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
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.

Gregory attended high in Lansdowne, Pennsylvania. He played college football at West Chester Teachers College—now known as West Chester University, before transferring to East Stroudsburg in 1949. Gregory played as lineman at East Stroudsburg for three seasons and graduated in 1952.

Gregory began his coaching career at William Penn High School in New Castle, Delaware, where he was an assistant to head football coach Billy Cole in 1952 and 1953, coaching the line.[1] He was hired as the head football coach at P. S. Dupont High School in Wilmington, Delaware in 1954, where he tally a mark of 25–15 in five seasons.[2] He died in Philadelphia in 2014.[3][4]

Head coaching record

College

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
East Stroudsburg Warriors (Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference) (1959–1966)
1959 East Stroudsburg 5–2–2
1960 East Stroudsburg 6–3 5–3 4th (East)
1961 East Stroudsburg 7–1 5–1 2nd (East)
1962 East Stroudsburg 8–1 6–0 1st (East)
1963 East Stroudsburg 5–3 4–2 T–2nd (East)
1964 East Stroudsburg 8–1 6–0 1st (East)
1965 East Stroudsburg 10–0 6–0 1st (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
Villanova: 16–13
Rhode Island Rams (Yankee Conference) (1970–1975)
1970 Rhode Island 3–5 3–2 T–3rd
1971 Rhode Island 3–6 2–3 T–4th
1972 Rhode Island 3–7 0–5 6th
1973 Rhode Island 6–2–2 4–1–1 2nd
1974 Rhode Island 5–5 3–3 T–3rd
1975 Rhode Island 2–8 1–4 4th
Rhode Island: 22–33–2 13–18–1
Total: 87–57–4
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title or championship game berth

References

  1. ^ "Jack Gregory Named Dynah Grid Coach". The Morning News. Wilmington, Delaware. May 18, 1954. p. 24. Retrieved December 27, 2019 – via Newspapers.com open access.
  2. ^ Cartwright, Al (May 5, 1959). "Jack Gregory Named East Stroudsburg Teachers' Football Coach". The News Journal. Wilmington, Delaware. p. 38. Retrieved December 27, 2019 – via Newspapers.com open access.
  3. ^ "Former ESU football coach Jack Gregory dies". The Morning Call. Allentown, Pennsylvania. December 8, 2014. Retrieved December 27, 2019.
  4. ^ "John "Jack" C. Gregory Sr". Pocono Record. Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. December 8, 2014. Retrieved December 27, 2019.