Jack Lengyel

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Lengyel in 2008

Jack Robert Lengyel (born 1935) is an American software executive and former football coach, lacrosse coach, and college athletics administrator. Lengyel was born in Akron, Ohio.

Lengyel was the head football coach at the College of Wooster from 1966 to 1970 and at Marshall University from 1971 until 1974, having a college football record of 33–54.

At Marshall, he took over the Thundering Herd football program after the Southern Airways Flight 932 plane crash that killed nearly the entire team in 1970.

Lengyel was the athletic director at California State University, Fresno from 1983 to 1986, at the University of Missouri from 1986 to 1988, and at the United States Naval Academy from 1988 to 2001.

He was the interim athletic director at Temple University in 2002, at Eastern Kentucky University from 2002 to 2003, and at the University of Colorado Boulder from 2004 to 2005.

In the 2006 movie We Are Marshall, is based on the Marshall plane crash and Marshall's 1971 team where he is played by Matthew McConaughey.

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