Jack Harding

Jack Harding

Jack Harding
Sport(s) Football, basketball, baseball
Biographical details
Born (1898-01-04)January 4, 1898
Avoca, Pennsylvania
Died February 24, 1963(1963-02-24) (aged 65)
Miami, Florida
Playing career
Football
1924–1925 Pittsburgh
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Football
1926–1936 St. Thomas (PA)
1937–1942 Miami (FL)
1945–1947 Miami (FL)
Basketball
1926–1937 St. Thomas (PA)
Baseball
1940 Miami (FL)
1959 Miami (FL)
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
1948–1963 Miami (FL)
Head coaching record
Overall 103–69–12 (football)
119–56 (basketball)
16–14–1 (baseball)
Bowls 1–0
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, coach, and college athletics administrator. 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. Harding was also the head basketball coach at St. Thomas from 1926 to 1937, amassing record of 119–56. He was 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