JACK ROBERT LENGYEL (born 1935) is a software executive and former
American football coach, lacrosse coach, and college athletics
administrator. He served as the head football coach at the College of
Wooster from 1966 to 1970 and at
* 1 Early life and coaching career
* 1.1 Marshall
* 2 Administrative career * 3 In media
* 4 Head coaching record
* 4.1 Football
* 5 See also * 6 References * 7 External links
EARLY LIFE AND COACHING CAREER
Lengyel's family name means "Polish" in Hungarian . He graduated from
University of Akron
Lengyel was hired by athletic director Joe McMullen after head coach Rick Tolley was killed along with most of the Marshall coaches and players in the crash. When Lengyel arrived at Marshall he was forced to recruit athletes from other sports (baseball and basketball ) as well as allow a large number of walk-ons in order to rebuild the devastated football program. Although the team struggled in Lengyel's first season at the helm, it managed to win a stunning 15–13 victory over Xavier , scoring a touchdown on the final play of the game. His overall record at Marshall as the head coach was 9–33.
After leaving Marshall, Lengyel went into the private sector before returning to sports as associate director of athletics at Louisville (1978–1980) and Missouri (1980–1983). He then went to Fresno State as director of athletics from 1983 to 1986. He returned to University of Missouri to become their athletic director from 1986 to 1988.
In 1988, he became the athletic director at the United States Naval Academy , where he served for 14 years before retiring in 2001. He received the 2005 John L. Toner Award from the National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame for his service at Navy. Since retiring from Navy in 2001, he has also been the interim director of athletics at Temple University , Eastern Kentucky University , and most recently University of Colorado .
Lengyel also served many years on the Board of Trustees for the Foundation of the United States Naval Academy. He is currently the vice president of business development for XOS Digital, a sports media and technology company.
On January 12, 2008, seven members of a high school basketball team
Bathurst, New Brunswick
Lengyel went on record with the Canadian Press stating that schools should not be transporting students in small, multi-passenger vans. The New Brunswick government announced soon after the crash that it was suspending the use of the vans.
HEAD COACHING RECORD
YEAR TEAM OVERALL CONFERENCE STANDING BOWL/PLAYOFFS
WOOSTER FIGHTING SCOTS ( Ohio Athletic Conference ) (1966–1970)
1966 Wooster 1–8 1–5 12th
1967 Wooster 6–3 5–1 T–2nd
1968 Wooster 6–3 5–2 T–4th
1969 Wooster 3–6 3–4 T–9th
1970 Wooster 7–2 5–1 T–3rd
WOOSTER: 24–21 19–13
MARSHALL THUNDERING HERD (NCAA University Division / Division I independent) (1971–1974)
1971 Marshall 2–8
1972 Marshall 2–8
1973 Marshall 4–7
1974 Marshall 1–10