George Roark

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George Roark
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Roark pictured in The Bethanian 1922, Bethany yearbook
Sport(s) Football, basketball, baseball, track
Biographical details
Born (1898-10-07)October 7, 1898
Died March 31, 1993(1993-03-31) (aged 94)
Playing career
Football
1919–1921 Bethany (WV)
Basketball
1920–1922 Bethany (WV)
1923–1924 Bethany (WV)
Baseball
1921–1922 Bethany (WV)
1924–1925 Bethany (WV)
Position(s) End (football)
Forward (basketball)
Catcher (baseball)
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Football
1929 Follansbee HS (WV)
1930–1935 New Brighton HS (PA)
1936 Westminster (PA)
1937–1940 Washington & Jefferson
1941–? New Brighton HS (PA)
Head coaching record
Overall 18–18–3 (college)

George W. Roark (October 7, 1898 – March 31, 1993) was an American football, basketball, and baseball player and coach of football, basketball, and track. He served as the head football coach at Westminster College of New Wilmington, Pennsylvania in 1936 and at Washington & Jefferson College from 1937 to 1940, compiling a career college football record of 18–18–3. Roark also coached basketball and track at Westminster.

Roark was a native of Altavista, Virginia. He attended Bethany College in West Virginia, where he lettered in football, basketball, and baseball, and graduated with the class of 1925.[1] He played catcher on the baseball team with pitcher Ed Wells, who went on to play Major League Baseball. Roarke resigned from his post at Washington & Jefferson in December 1940 to coach football at New Brighton, Pennsylvania's high school, where he had coached football and basketball from 1930 to 1935.[2] In his first stint at New Brighton, his football teams tallied a mark of 33–9–3.[3]

Head coaching record[edit]

College[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Westminster Titans () (1936)
1936 Westminster 2–4–1
Westminster: 2–4–1
Washington & Jefferson Presidents () (1937–1940)
1937 Washington & Jefferson 2–5–1
1938 Washington & Jefferson 5–2–1
1939 Washington & Jefferson 5–3
1940 Washington & Jefferson 4–4
Washington & Jefferson: 16–14–2
Total: 18–18–3

References[edit]

  1. ^ McGuire, Hugh, ed. (1925). The Bethanian 1925. p. 58. Retrieved December 2, 2011. 
  2. ^ "George W. Roark". The Daily Times. December 16, 1940. Retrieved December 3, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Sports Stew—Served Hot". The Pittsburgh Press. January 11, 1937. Retrieved December 3, 2011.