Herb Maack

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Herb Maack
Sport(s) Football, basketball, wrestling
Biographical details
Born (1917-04-16)April 16, 1917
Union City, New Jersey
Died May 5, 2007(2007-05-05) (aged 90)
Narragansett, Rhode Island
Playing career
1939–1941 Columbia
1946 Brooklyn Dodgers (AAFC)
1939–1940 Columbia
1941–1942 Columbia
1946–1947 Jersey City Atoms
Position(s) Tackle (football)
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1946 Columbia (line)
1947–1952 Bucknell (line)
1953–1955 Rhode Island (line)
1956–1960 Rhode Island
1947–1953 Bucknell
Head coaching record
Overall 17–22–2 (football)
Accomplishments and honors
1 Yankee Conference (1957)

Herbert Henry Maack (April 16, 1917 – May 5, 2007) was an American football player and coach. He was the head coach of the Rhode Island Rams football team from 1956 through 1960. He compiled a 17–22–2 record and led the Rams to a share of the 1957 Yankee Conference championship.

Maack, a native of West New York, New Jersey, attended the Hun School of Princeton in Princeton for high school and then played football and basketball in college for the Columbia Lions.[1] Maack played professionally for one season (1946) with the now-defunct Brooklyn Dodgers of the All-America Football Conference (AAFC).

Mack served as an officer in the United States Navy during World War II. He won battle stars for his action in New Guinea and the Philippines before he was discharged as a lieutenant commander.[2]

Head coaching record[edit]


Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Rhode Island Rams (Yankee Conference) (1956–1960)
1956 Rhode Island 2–6 1–4 6th
1957 Rhode Island 5–2–1 3–0–1 T–1st
1958 Rhode Island 4–4 2–2 3rd
1959 Rhode Island 3–5–1 1–1–1 T–4th
1960 Rhode Island 3–5 1–4 5th
Rhode Island: 17–22–2 8–11–2
Total: 17–22–2
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title or championship game berth


  1. ^ Staff. "Maack, 'Iron Man' Tackle, Elected Captain Of Columbia Football Team for Next Fall", The New York Times, December 6, 1940. Accessed January 27, 2011.
  2. ^ "Herb Maack Named Head Football Coach At University". The Newport Daily News. Newport, Rhode Island. March 8, 1956. p. 12. Retrieved January 4, 2017 – via Newspapers.com open access publication – free to read.

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