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Jack Gregory served as Athletic Director at BG for twelve years, overseeing quite possibly the most successful period of time in Bowling Green athletic history.

During his tenure, BGSU teams won league regular season or tournament titles 24 times in nine different sports. In addition, Bowling Green's teams earned 28 postseason appearances in that time span, with four of those at home, including two home court berths by the women's basketball team in the NCAA Tournament.

The Landsdowne, Pennsylvania native also had a hand in improving the athletic facilities at BGSU as well as the academic areas for student athletes. All BGSU athletes benefit from the addition of the Fitness Center, built in 1988, and the Bowling Green University Field House, built in 1993, both constructed during Gregory's tenure. He was also the first athletic director in the MAC to appoint an academic coordinator, something done in 1984 to improve academic services to the student-athletes. His decision has certainly paid off, with BG athletes earning Academic All-America honors 22 times over the last seven years.

Certainly the finest moment in BGSU athletic history occurred in March 1984, as the Falcon hockey team realized the ultimate goal -- an NCAA Championship, the first and only NCAA team title in the history of the athletic department.

Gregory retired from his position as athletic director in July 1994. His son Bruce was a volunteer assistant coach with the Falcons in 1986 and 1987, and returned as wide receivers coach from 1993-95.

(Information on this page courtesy the BGSU Sports Information office, appearing in the September 17, 1994 BG Football game program.)

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