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 Jack Ryder
Jack Ryder
Head Coach of Track 1920-1952

Jack Ryder

- Throughout a coaching lifetime of dedication, guidance, and love, he molded the Boston College track and field program into a builder of champions, into a builder of men.

- Revered by his athletes, respected by his peers, he stood as a brilliant personification of every quality that serves to enrich and enhance intercollegiate athletics.

- Was selected head coach of the U.S. Olympic Track Team in 1928.

- The Boston College Outdoor Track was dedicated in his honor in 1955.

- Inducted into the Boston College Varsity Club Athletic Hall of Fame in 1970.