Jack Petoskey

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Jack Petoskey
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1921-10-15) October 15, 1921 (age 95)
Playing career
1941–1943 Michigan
Position(s) End
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1947–1948 St. Joseph HS (MI)
1949–1950 Hillsdale
1953–1956 Western Michigan
Head coaching record
Overall 19–32–3 (college)
7–5–3 (high school)
Bowls 0–1
Accomplishments and honors
1 MIAA (1949)

Ernest Jack Petoskey[1] (born October 15, 1921)[2] was an American football player and coach. He served as the head coach at Hillsdale College from 1949 to 1950 and at Western Michigan University from 1953 to 1956, compiling a career college football record of 19–32–3. A native of Dearborn, Michigan, Petoskey played end at the University of Michigan 1940-43. He then served in the military during World War II.

Coaching career[edit]

Petoskey was the head football coach for the Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, Michigan. He held that position for the 1949 and 1950 seasons. His coaching record at Hillsdale was 11–7–1.[3] Before going to Hillsdale he was head football coach at St. Joseph High School in St. Joseph, Michigan from 1947 to 1948, where his record was 7–5–3. He was an assistant at Western Michigan before being named head coach.

Head coaching record[edit]


Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Hillsdale Chargers (Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1949–1950)
1949 Hillsdale 9–1 1st L Refrigerator
1950 Hillsdale 2–6–1
Hillsdale: 11–7–1
Western Michigan Broncos (Mid-American Conference) (1953–1956)
1953 Western Michigan 1–6–1 0–4–1 6th
1954 Western Michigan 4–5 3–4 5th
1955 Western Michigan 1–7–1 0–5 7th
1956 Western Michigan 2–7 1–4 6th
Western Michigan: 8–25–2 4–17–1
Total: 19–32–3
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title


  1. ^ The Michigan Alumnus
  2. ^ E Petoskey
  3. ^ "Hillsdale Chargers 2010 Media Guide" (PDF). Hillsdale College. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 16, 2011. Retrieved November 6, 2010. 

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