Boone pictured in The Buccaneer 1956, ECU yearbook|
Boone pictured in The Buccaneer 1956, ECU yearbook
May 28, 1918|
Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina
February 6, 1984 (aged 65)|
Greenville, North Carolina
Robert Lee "Jack" Boone (May 28, 1918 – February 6, 1984) was an American football player and coach; most notably he served as head coach for the college football team of East Carolina College (now East Carolina University) for ten years.
Boone was a native of Portsmouth, Virginia, and attended Elon College, where he played on the football team as a halfback from 1938 to 1941, and was co-captain his senior year. After his college career, he was signed by the Cleveland Rams in 1942, and played in two games for them. He later served in the US Navy during World War II.
Boone joined the coaching staff of East Carolina in September 1948, as assistant football coach. He was the college baseball coach for three seasons; his teams posted a 38–23–2 record, for a .623 winning percentage.
In 1952, Boone became head football coach for East Carolina, the ninth in the program's history. That year, the Pirates saw their first action in the postseason when they played Clarion State College in the Lions Bowl, but lost 13–6. In 1953, the Pirates became the North State Conference champions and played in the Elks Bowl, where they lost 12–0 to Morris Harvey College. Boone was named the Coach of the Year in the North State Conference, after his team finished 8–2. Boone's football coaching career lasted ten years, during which he compiled a 49–45–5 record. He was dismissed as head coach in November 1961.
Head coaching recordEdit
|East Carolina Pirates (North State Conference) (1952–1960)|
|1952||East Carolina||6–3–2||4–1–1||L Lions Bowl|
|1953||East Carolina||8–2||6–0||1st||L Elks Bowl|
|East Carolina Pirates (Carolinas Conference) (1961)|
|†Indicates Bowl Coalition, Bowl Alliance, BCS, or CFP / New Years' Six bowl.</br>|
- ↑ Hayden, Wesley (October 22, 1938). "ELON PASTES APPALACHIAN 7-6 IN THRILLING REVENGE BATTLE". Burlington, North Carolina. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/9980389/jack_boone_at_elon_1938/. Retrieved April 1, 2017.
- ↑ "Panthers Seek First Win Over Elon Since 1932; Game Set Here". High Point, North Carolina. October 28, 1941. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/9980706/jack_boone_at_elon_1941/. Retrieved April 1, 2017.
- ↑ "Jack Boone Signs With Ram Eleven". Asheville, North Carolina. January 23, 1942. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/9980956/jack_boone_signs_with_ram_eleven/. Retrieved April 1, 2017.
- ↑ "Jack Boone, WB at NFL.com". http://www.nfl.com/player/jackboone/2509866/profile. Retrieved April 1, 2017.
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 "Ex-Pirate coach Boonie Dies". February 9, 1984. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=NsgsAAAAIBAJ&sjid=kBMEAAAAIBAJ&pg=2550,2444265. Retrieved January 30, 2011.
- ↑ "Dole Named ECTC Coach". Asheville, North Carolina. February 8, 1949. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/9983592/dole_named_ectc_coach/. Retrieved April 1, 2017.
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 7.2 http://ecupirates.com/hof.aspx?hof=13
- ↑ "Jack Boone Named Grid Coach At East Caolina". Montgomery, Alabama. April 20, 1952. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/9981390/jack_boone_named_grid_coach_at_ecu/. Retrieved April 1, 2017.
- ↑ "East Carolina Coach Jack Boone Dismissed In Surprising Move". Newport News, Virginia. November 21, 1961. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/9984154/jack_boone_dismissed/. Retrieved April 1, 2017.
- ↑ http://www.elonphoenix.com/hof.aspx?hof=219
- ↑ "Harvey Triumphs In Elks Bowl Tilt". New York City. January 3, 1954. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/9911192/elks_bowl_jan_1954/. Retrieved March 29, 2017.
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