John Francis Moakley

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John Francis Moakley (December 11, 1863 – May 21, 1955) also known as Jack Moakley, was the track and cross-country coach at Cornell University from 1899 to 1949, and coached the United States Olympic track and field team in 1920.[1] He was inducted into the National Track and Field Hall of Fame in 1988.[2]


He was born on December 11, 1863 in Boston, Massachusetts and attended Boston Latin School. He started as the track and cross-country coach at Cornell University in 1899.[1] He coached the United States track and field team in the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp, Belgium.[3] He retired from Cornell University in 1949. He died on May 21, 1955.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "John F. Moakley, Track Coach, Dies. Cornell Official 50 Years. Served U. S. Olympic Team. Trained Top Athletes". New York Times. May 23, 1955. Retrieved 2010-09-28. Moakley, Cornell track and cross-country coach for fifty years until his retirement in 1949, died here last night at the age of 91. ... 
  2. ^ "John (Jack) Moakley". National Track & Field Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2009-04-01. 
  3. ^ "Moakley Head Coach Of U. S. Olympic Team". Boston Globe. July 7, 1920. Retrieved 2013-11-30. John F. Moakley of Cornell will be head coach of the American-olympic team. George V. Brown of the Boston AA will be assistant manager ...