Jack Myers (American football)

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Jack Myers
Biographical details
Born (1924-10-08) October 8, 1924 (age 94)
St. Louis, Missouri
Playing career
1944–1947 UCLA
1948–1950 Philadelphia Eagles
1952 Los Angeles Rams
Position(s) Fullback, quarterback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1951 Pacific (CA) (assistant)
1953–1960 Pacific (CA)
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
1956–1961 Pacific (CA)
Head coaching record
Overall 39–33–5

John Melvin "Moose" Myers (born October 8, 1924) is a former 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]

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


  1. ^ https://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/M/MyerJa20.htm
  2. ^ "'Moose' Myers New Football Coach at COP; Three Year Pact for Ex-Pro Star". Lodi News-Sentinel. February 20, 1953. Retrieved February 20, 2014.

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