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Jack Harding


John Joseph Harding

Inducted 1980

Date of Birth



Avoca, PA


University of Miami (1937-1942)

University of Miami (1945-1947)

University of Scranton (1926-1936)


Jack Harding was an outstanding athlete before he may have ever thought of devoting most of his life to the coaching profession. At Pittsburgh, Harding played for Glenn "Pop" Warner and Jock Sutherland, captaining the Panther eleven, and also led the Pitt basketball and baseball squads in the same capacity. A native of Avoca, PA, coached at Scranton University from 1926-1936, compiling a 49-37-9 record there paving the way to a head coaching job at Miami (FL). With the Hurricanes, Harding chalked up a 54-32-3 slate until 1948, when he became the Athletic Director. He served at AD for the Hurricanes until his death in 1963, and was responsible for upgrading the school's schedule. His 103-69-12 overall record was remarkable considering the quality of the opposition his teams faced.


Wins 103

Losses 69

Ties 12

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