Steve Sinko

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Biographical details
Born (1909-09-15)September 15, 1909
Chisholm, Minnesota
Died March 1, 1999(1999-03-01) (aged 89)
Barnstable, Massachusetts
Alma mater Duquesne University
Playing career
1929–1931 Duquesne
1934–1936 Boston Redskins
1937–1938 Los Angeles Bulldogs
Position(s) Guard, tackle
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1944 Iowa Pre-Flight (assistant)
1947–1957 Boston University (line)
1957–1963 Boston University
Head coaching record
Overall 23–36–3

Stephen Patrick Sinko (born September 15, 1909 – March 1, 1999) was an American football player and coach. He played professionally as a guard and tackle in the National Football League (NFL) for the Boston Redskins from 1934 to 1936.


Sinko was born and raised in Chisolm, Minnesota and graduated from Duquesne University, where he played on the school's varsity team. Following college, Sinko played professionally for the Boston Redskins and the Los Angeles Bulldogs. During World War II, Sinko served as a pilot in the Navy.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Sinko served as the head football coach at Boston University from 1957 to 1963, compiling a record of 23–36–3. He was the line coach at Boston University under Aldo Donelli from 1947 to 1956.[2] Sinko played college football at Duquesne University.

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Boston University Terriers (NCAA University Division independent) (1957–1963)
1957 Boston University 5–3
1958 Boston University 4–5
1959 Boston University 4–5
1960 Boston University 3–5–2
1961 Boston University 4–5
1962 Boston University 2–7
1963 Boston University 1–6–1
Boston University: 23–36–3
Total: 23–36–3


  1. ^ "Obituaries". The Cape Cod Times. 1999. Retrieved 2015-12-11. 
  2. ^ "Steve Sinko Made Boston U Coach; Succeeds Donelli". The Daily Courier. Connellsville, Pennsylvania. United Press. February 15, 1957. p. 4. Retrieved June 2, 2015 – via open access publication – free to read. 

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