Jake Crouthamel

Jake Crouthamel
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1938-06-27) June 27, 1938
Perkasie, Pennsylvania
Playing career
1957–1959 Dartmouth
1960 Boston Patriots
Position(s) Halfback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1965–1970 Dartmouth (assistant)
1971–1977 Dartmouth
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
1978–2005 Syracuse
Accomplishments and honors
3 Ivy (1971–1973)

John Jacob "Jake" Crouthamel (born June 27, 1938) is a former American football player, coach, and college athletics administrator.

Education and early career

He graduated with a B.A. in history from Dartmouth College in 1960. He was the first football player to sign with the Dallas Cowboys but was traded to the Boston Patriots in 1960.

Head coach and athletic director

He was head football coach at Dartmouth from 1971 to 1977[1] and became athletic director at Syracuse University in 1978. Crouthamel played a key role in the formation of the Big East Conference in 1979 and served on the NCAA Men's Basketball Committee. While Crouthamel was athletic director at Syracuse, his teams won ten national championships. He retired from Syracuse University on June 30, 2005.[2]

Honors and awards

He received the John L. Toner Award in 1999. In 2000, Jake Crouthamel was named the NACDA Division IA Northeast Region Athletics Director of the Year and received the Chancellor's Citation for Excellence in 2002. In January, 2009 Crothamel was an honoree at the biennial Ivy League Football Players Association dinner which recognizes a former player from each of the eight Ivy schools who has become a leader in his chosen field.

Head coaching record

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Dartmouth Indians / Big Green (Ivy League) (1971–1977)
1971 Dartmouth 8–1 6–1 T–1st
1972 Dartmouth 7–1–1 5–1–1 1st
1973 Dartmouth 6–3 6–1 1st
1974 Dartmouth 3–6 3–4 T–5th
1975 Dartmouth 5–3–1 4–2–1 4th
1976 Dartmouth 6–3 4–3 T–3rd
1977 Dartmouth 6–3 4–3 T–3rd
Dartmouth: 41–20–2 32–15–2
Total: 41–20–2
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