George Makris

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George Makris
George Makris.jpg
Makris pictured in Templar 1968, Temple yerbook
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1920-08-29)August 29, 1920
Died October 16, 2005(2005-10-16) (aged 85)
Medford Lakes, New Jersey
Playing career
1941–1942 Wisconsin
Position(s) Guard
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1955–1959 Bolling Air Force Base
1960–1969 Temple
Head coaching record
Overall 45–44–4 (college)

George Makris (August 29, 1920 – October 16, 2005) was an American football coach. He served as the 18th head football coach at Temple University in Philadelphia.[1] He held that position for ten seasons, from 1960 until 1969, compiling a record of was 45–44–4. [2] He came to Temple after coaching the Bolling Air Force Base team. He succeeded Peter P. Stevens who was winless in his last season.

Makris coached Bill Cosby during his tenure at Temple, a fact that is alluded to in Cosby's skit "Hofstra" on the 1965 comedy album Why Is There Air?

Makris played at the University of Wisconsin–Madison as a guard. He died in 2005 at his home in Medford Lakes, New Jersey.[3]