Jack Myers
Myers, circa 1944
Biographical details
Born(1924-10-08)October 8, 1924
St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
DiedDecember 24, 2020(2020-12-24) (aged 96)
Menlo Park, California, U.S.
Playing career
1944–1947UCLA
1948–1950Philadelphia Eagles
1952Los Angeles Rams
Position(s)Fullback, quarterback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1951Pacific (CA) (assistant)
1953–1960Pacific (CA)
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
1956–1961Pacific (CA)
Head coaching record
Overall39–33–5
Accomplishments and honors
Championships

John Melvin "Moose" Myers (October 8, 1924 – December 24, 2020) was an American football player, coach, and college athletics administrator. He played college football at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and professionally in National Football League (NFL) with the Philadelphia Eagles and Los Angeles Rams.[1] Myers served as the head football coach at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California from 1953 to 1960, compiling a record of 39–33–5. He was also the athletic director at Pacific from 1956 to 1961.

Myers attended high school in Ventura, California, and served in the United States Navy as an ensign during World War II. Myers first came to Pacific in 1951 for one season as the backfield coach for the Tigers before returning to the NFL as a player in 1952.[2]

Myers died on December 24, 2020, at the age of 96. At the time of his death, he was the last surviving member of both the 1948 and 1949 Philadelphia Eagles championship teams.[3]

Head coaching record

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Pacific Tigers (NCAA University Division independent) (1953–1960)
1953 Pacific 4–4–2
1954 Pacific 4–5
1955 Pacific 5–4
1956 Pacific 6–3–1
1957 Pacific 5–3–2
1958 Pacific 6–4
1959 Pacific 5–4
1960 Pacific 4–6
Pacific: 39–33–5
Total: 39–33–5

References

  1. ^ Pro Football Reference: Jack Myers profile
  2. ^ "'Moose' Myers New Football Coach at COP; Three Year Pact for Ex-Pro Star". Lodi News-Sentinel. Lodi, California. February 20, 1953. p. 8. Retrieved February 20, 2014 – via Google News.
  3. ^ "Jack (Moose) Myers". The Mercury News. San Jose, California. January 29, 2021. Retrieved January 27, 2021 – via Legacy.com.