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Jack Harding
File:Jack Harding.jpg
Sport(s)Football, basketball, baseball
Biographical details
Born(1898-01-04)January 4, 1898
Avoca, Pennsylvania
DiedFebruary 24, 1963(1963-02-24) (aged 65)
Miami, Florida
Playing career
1924–1925Pittsburgh
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Football
1926–1936
1937–42, 1945–47

Baseball
1940, 1959

St. Thomas (PA)
Miami (FL)


Miami (FL)
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
1948–1963Miami (FL)
Head coaching record
Overall103–69–12 (football)
16–14–1 (baseball)
Bowls1–0
Statistics
College Football Data Warehouse
College Football Hall of Fame
Inducted in 1980 (profile)

Jack Harding (January 4, 1898 – February 2, 1963) was an American football, basketball, and baseball player and coach of football and baseball. He served as the head football coach at St. Thomas College, now the University of Scranton, from 1926 to 1936 and at the University of Miami from 1937 to 1942 and 1945 to 1947, compiling a career college football record of 103–69–12. He was also the head baseball coach at Miami in 1940 and 1959, tallying a mark of 16–14–1. Harding was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a coach in 1980.

During his two stints coaching football at Miami, Harding compiled a 54–32–3 (.624) record and led the Hurricanes to four seasons of eight or more wins (1938, 1941, 1945, 1946). After resigning from coaching football, he served as the athletic director at Miami for 15 years until his death in 1963.

Head coaching recordEdit

FootballEdit

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
St. Thomas Tomcats () (1926–1936)
Scranton: 49–37–9
Miami Hurricanes (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1937–1941)
1937 Miami 4–4–1
1938 Miami 8–2
1939 Miami 5–5
1940 Miami 3–7
1941 Miami 8–2
Miami Hurricanes (Independent) (1942)
1942 Miami 7–2
Miami Hurricanes (Independent) (1945–1947)
1945 Miami 9–1–1 W Orange
1946 Miami 8–2
1947 Miami 2–7–1
Miami: 54–32–3
Total: 103–69–12
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title

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