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George Makris (August 29, 1920 – October 16, 2005) was an American football coach. He served as the 18th head football coach at Temple University in Philadelphia.[1] He held that position for ten seasons, from 1960 until 1969, compiling a record of was 45–44–4. [2] He came to Temple after coaching the Bolling Air Force Base team. He succeeded Peter P. Stevens who was winless in his last season.

George Makris
George Makris.jpg
Makris pictured in Templar 1968, Temple yerbook
Biographical details
Born(1920-08-29)August 29, 1920
DiedOctober 16, 2005(2005-10-16) (aged 85)
Medford Lakes, New Jersey
Playing career
1941–1942Wisconsin
Position(s)Guard
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1955–1959Bolling Air Force Base
1960–1969Temple
Head coaching record
Overall45–44–4 (college)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
1 MAC (1967)

Makris coached Bill Cosby during his tenure at Temple, a fact that is alluded to in Cosby's skit "Hofstra" on the 1965 comedy album Why Is There Air?

Makris played at the University of Wisconsin–Madison as a guard. He died in 2005 at his home in Medford Lakes, New Jersey.[3]

Head coaching recordEdit

CollegeEdit

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Temple Owls (Middle Atlantic Conference) (1960–1969)
1960 Temple 2–7 0–5 7th
1961 Temple 2–5–2 1–2–2 6th
1962 Temple 3–6 2–3 4th
1963 Temple 5–3–1 1–2 4th
1964 Temple 7–2 4–1 T–2nd
1965 Temple 5–5 3–2 3rd
1966 Temple 6–3 2–2 3rd
1967 Temple 7–2 4–0 1st
1968 Temple 4–6 2–2 5th
1969 Temple 4–5–1 1–2–1 5th
Temple: 45–44–4 20–21–3
Total: 45–44–4
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title or championship game berth

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Observer-Reporter - Google News Archive Search". Retrieved April 18, 2016.
  2. ^ Temple Coaching Records Archived May 16, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Philadelphia Inquirer: Search Results". Retrieved April 18, 2016.