John R. Chuckran

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John R. Chuckran
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1926-05-07)May 7, 1926
Lansford, Pennsylvania
Died December 1, 1991(1991-12-01) (aged 65)
State College, Pennsylvania
Playing career
1944, 1948–1949 Penn State
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1954–1957 Tyrone HS (PA)
1958–1969 Allegheny
1970 Penn State (freshmen)
1971–1977 Penn State (OL)
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
1981–1988 Rhode Island
Head coaching record
Overall 51–37–2 (college)

John R. Chuckran (May 7, 1926 – December 1, 1991) was an American football player, coach, professor of physical education, and college athletics administrator. He served as the athletic director at the University of Rhode Island from 1981 to 1988.

Coaching career[edit]

Chuckran was the head football coach at Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania. He held that position for 12 seasons, from 1958 until 1969. His coaching record at Allegheny was 51–37–2 (.578).[1]


Chuckran died at the age of 65 on December 1, 1991 at Centre Community Hospital in State College, Pennsylvania.[2]


  1. ^ DeLassus, David. "Allegheny Coaching Records". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved November 24, 2010. 
  2. ^ "John Chuckran, Lansford Native, Former A.d. At Rhode Island U.". The Morning Call. December 4, 1991. Retrieved November 27, 2010. 

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