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Oldest active coaches.

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by wickedwritah, Sep 11, 2007.

  1. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    Got to thinking this the other day when I found out that Bill Tighe, who coaches high school football in Massachusetts and has done so for more than 50 years, is still going strong.

    At 83. Or maybe he's still 82.

    Of course, Paterno is 80. (Tighe and Paterno played against each other in college.)

    Bowden ain't too far behind. And I know the fellow from DeMatha hoops coached well into his 70s.

    Any other guys you know of coaching beyond 70 or 75?
  2. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    JR has coached boot hockey since the Bank of Upper Canada went under in the 60s...
  3. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    These guys make spitnid and jr seem like young pups.
  4. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    There is a legendary HS coach in Jersey who is 80 years old and in his 50th season as head coach at the same school.
  5. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    I meant the 1860s...
  6. EStreetJoe

    EStreetJoe Well-Known Member

    Are you referring to Lawrenceville School cross country coach Ed Poreda who's been the coach there since 1953 or are you referring to another coach?
  7. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Active Member

    John McKissick - football coach in Summerville, SC.

    He's been there 55 years, and was the first American football coach in history to win 500 games three years ago.
  8. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Warren Wolf, FB coach at Brick
  9. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    How old is he?
  10. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Active Member

    He's 80 with a birthday later this month.
  11. Small Town Guy

    Small Town Guy Well-Known Member

    Legendary St. John's football coach John Gagliardi - all-time mark for wins - will be 81 in November. But the most remarkable stat for him is that this is his 59th year as a college head coach, like 54 or 55 of them at St. Johns, the first ones were at Caroll in Montana (obviously started real young, 22). And he shows no signs of slowing down so will most likely reach 60 years of coaching. In stories, he always jokes that he wants to break Stagg's mark: he was like 90 some before he retired as an assistant.
  12. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    Didn't know Stagg coached that late.
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