Thursday, January 5, 2017

Jack Eskridge

John Wallace "Jack" Eskridge

January 21, 1924

February 11, 2013
Independence, MO

William Chrisman High School - Independence, MO (High School)
1941-42 Graceland College (College)
1942-43 Graceland College (College)
1947-48 Kansas University (College)
1948-49 Chicago Stags (BAA)
1948-49 Indianapolis Jets (BAA)
1952-53 Atchison High School - Kansas (High School) - Head coach
1953-54 Atchison High School - Kansas (High School) - Head coach
1954-55 Kansas University (College) - Assistant coach
1955-56 Kansas University (College) - Assistant coach
1956-57 Kansas University (College) - Assistant coach
1957-58 Kansas University (College) - Assistant coach
1958-59 Kansas University (College) - Assistant coach

Eskridge served in the USMC during World War 2, at witnessed both flag raisings on Iwo Jima. He returned to college after the war, and played pro basketball briefly before taking a coaching job at Atchison High School in Kansas. He was later hired by Phog Allen to be an assistant coach at KU. He left Kansas to work as the equipment manager with Tom Landry for the Dallas Cowboys in the NFL, and is credited with designing the Cowboy's logo.



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