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American football player, coach, scout, executive

Jack Elway is ...

Born 30 May 1931 in Hoquiam
Died 15 Apr 2001 in Palm Springs
Age69 years, 10 months
Causemyocardial infarction
Jack Elway
Jack Elway
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About Jack Elway

John Albert "Jack" Elway, Sr. (May 30, 1931 – April 15, 2001) was an American football player and coach. He was the head coach at California State University, Northridge from 1976 to 1978, at San Jose State University from 1979 to 1983, and at Stanford University from 1984 to 1989, compiling a career college football record of 80–60–4. Elway also served as the head coach for the Frankfurt Galaxy of the World League of American Football (WLAF) from 1991 to 1992, tallying a mark of 10–10. He was the father of John Elway, Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback.


Elway died at age 69 in 2001, following an apparent heart attack at his home in Palm Springs, California. He was survived by his wife, Jan, daughters, Lee Ann and Jana, son John, and eight grandchildren. He was buried at Sunset Memorial Park in his hometown of Hoquiam, Washington. His younger daughter Jana, twin sister of John, died of lung cancer in 2002 at the age of 42.