John Boyd Christenbury (February 13, 1907 – July 17, 1944) was East Carolina Teachers College sixth head footballcoach. He was also the head basketball and baseball coach. He coached during the 1940 and 1941 seasons. His 1941 team went 7–0. This is currently the only time an ECU team has gone undefeated. He finished his two years with a 13–2 record. He did not coach in 1942 because of the outbreak of World War II. The Christenbury Memorial Gymnasium was named in the honor of Coach Christenbury on January 6, 1953. Christenbury was killed in an explosion at Port Chicago, California on July 17, 1944. He was inducted into the ECU Hall of Fame in 1993.