John J. Mack (coach)

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John J. Mack (1870 - August 29, 1923), was the Yale University track coach.


John J. Mack was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1870. He began working as an athletic trainer in Clinton, Iowa in 1896. He went on to work at the Wanderers Amateur Athletic Club and the University of Maine before being hired by Yale in 1905.[1]

He died from pneumonia in Revere, Massachusetts on August 29, 1923.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b "John J. Mack, Yale Trainer, Dies of Pneumonia at 53". Courier-News. Boston. August 30, 1923. p. 10. Retrieved March 11, 2020 – via
  2. ^ "Johnny Mack Dies Suddenly In Boston. Veteran Yale Coach Passes Away From Pneumonia Contracted on Camping Trip". New York Times. August 30, 1923. Retrieved April 28, 2011. John J. Mack, Yale University track coach and athletic trainer for the past eighteen years, died tonight at the home of his mother-in-law, Mrs. Annie Desmond, 37 Calumet Street, from a severe attack of pneumonia contracted a week ago while on a camping trip in the White Mountains with Pooch Donovan of Harvard and Keene Fitzpatrick of Princeton.