George Jarck
George Jarck
Year: 1999
Team: Soccer and Basketball

The former Dean of Students, faculty member for 25 years, soccer coach, basketball coach, player and student, George Jarck has left an indelible mark at the College. In the face of opposition to soccer at the College, George argued that football was not the sport for the small rural college, but rather soccer was the right fit. George not only instituted the program, he coached the first three years of the soccer team's existence. George said it was a very exciting and interesting time in the life of the athletic department.

George's career as a college student and basketball player was just as exciting and interesting. George averaged 21 points per basketball game all four seasons. Over the course of those years, he scored over 1000 points. George not only led his team in scoring but as captain in 1953 and 1954 as well.

George's coaching at the College was not limited to the soccer field. George coached the Mohawks baseball team for six years as well. During his tenure as coach, the Mohawks won the State College Conference Championship and had three seasons with more than 20 wins. He is very proud of the men he coached at the College. "They always gave 100% and in life they have more than made their mark."