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Clemson Smith-Muniz

Clemson Smith Muniz (Sportscaster.  Born, Washington, DC, Aug. 11, 1958.)  A former sportswriter for the Daily News, Clemson Lewis Smith Muniz has become one of the leading Spanish-language broadcasters and producers in the New York area.  Smith Muniz began broadcasting Knicks games in 1994 (WADO-1280 AM) and began calling the Jets in 2000.  In 2005, he […]

Cap McEwen

Cap McEwen (College and pro football. Born, Alexandria, MN, June 18, 1893; died, New York, NY, Aug. 9, 1970.) Closely identified with Army football for over a decade, John James McEwen was a center for the Cadets (1914-16) and coached the West Point varsity successfully (1923-25) after active Army service. McEwen was 18-5-3 in his […]

Dale Hall

Dale Hall (College basketball, college football.  Born, Pittsburg, KS, June 21, 1924; died, Bunnell, FL, Aug. 23, 1996.)  A basketball all-America at West Point during World War II, Dale Stanley Hall returned to become Red Blaik’s successor as Cadets football coach.  Hall (who averaged 18.2 points per game) was an all-America on Ed Kelleher’s 15-0 […]

Bill Parcells

Bill Parcells (Pro Football.  Born, Englewood, NJ, Aug. 22, 1941.)  One of the most dynamic and impressive figures in the recent history of pro football in New York, Duane Charles (Bill) Parcells led the Giants to two Super Bowl championships (1987 and 1991) before leading the Jets to the A.F.C. championship game in 1999.  He […]

Al Groh

Al Groh (Pro football.  Born, New York, NY, July 13, 1944.)  Al Groh became head football coach of the Jets on Jan. 24, 2000, after Bill Parcells and Bill Belichick had resigned within a day of each other earlier in the same month.  Groh coached the Jets to a 9-7 record, but lost his last three […]

Paul Dietzel

Paul Dietzel (College football.  Born, Mansfield, OH, Sept. 5, 1924.)  Among the most celebrated college football coaches of the late 1950s, Paul F. Dietzel spent four seasons as head man at Army (1962-65).  Dietzel made his name at Louisiana State (1955-61), where his teams were 49-43-6 overall but his 1958 squad was 11-0, national champions […]

Pete Dawkins

Pete Dawkins (College football.  Born, Royal Oak, Mich., Mar. 8, 1938.)  Determination helped lift Peter Miller Dawkins from a little-thought-of plebe quarterback to a Heisman Trophy-winning halfback on Col. Red Blaik’s unbeaten final Army squad in 1958.  Dawkins, a polio victim as a child, came back to become the quarterback on his eighth-grade football team […]

Glenn Davis

Glenn Davis (College football.  Born, Claremont, CA, Dec. 26, 1924; died, La Quinta, CA, Mar. 9, 2005.)  “Mr. Outside” Glenn W. Davis was the speedy half of the deadly Blanchard-Davis backfield that made Army the powerhouse of the nation in college football from 1944 through 1946.  During that span, Davis scored 59 touchdowns (43 by […]

Gar Davidson

Gar Davidson (College football.  Born, The Bronx, NY, Apr. 24, 1904; died, Oakland, CA, Dec. 25, 1992.)  A football star at Stuyvesant H.S., Garrison Holt Davidson had a long and distinguished military career that saw him rise to the rank of Lieutenant General in the Army.  Along the way, Davidson played varsity football at West […]

Tom Cahill

Tom Cahill (College football.  Born, Syracuse, NY, Nov. 11, 1919; died, Schenectady, NY, Nov. 29, 1992.)  Thomas B. Cahill was Army plebe football coach for seven years and then became head coach eight seasons (1966-73).  He was acclaimed Coach of the Year by several organizations after his first team was 8-2.  The Cadets were 8-2 again in 1967 […]

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