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Jack Lengyel

Jack Lengyel lettered in four sports in college – football, swimming, track and lacrosse. As a college coach, he expanded his versatility by leading teams in five sports – adding wrestling to his resume. And currently, Lengyel is in charge of 33 varsity teams as the athletic director at the United States Naval Academy. A 1957 graduate of the University of Akron, Lengyel got his first coaching job as a freshman football coach at his alma mater. His first job as a head football coach was in 1966 at the College of Wooster. He inherited a team that had been 0-9 the previous season and led the Fighting Scots to a 24-3 record in three years. In 1971, Lengyel went to Marshall University, where he faced the unenviable task of rebuilding a football program that had been wiped out by a fatal 1970 airplane crash. One of Lengyel’s most satisfying victories at Marshall was a 17-7 win over his alma mater in 1974.

Inducted 1990 | Coach