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December 6, 1988 | RICHARD HOFFER, Times Staff Writer
Jack Elway, who may be better known for steering his son to Stanford than for coaching there, was fired Monday after a 5-year tenure that produced a 25-29-2 record. Elway, who had previously coached at San Jose State and Cal State Northridge, oversaw a 3-6-2 team this past season. Andy Geiger, Stanford's director of athletics, said: "I believe it is in the best interest of Stanford football to take a new direction." He said a search for a successor would begin immediately.
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April 21, 2001 | TERRY WOOD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
I was a cub sports reporter for the Cal State Northridge student newspaper when Jack Elway was football coach. I got a laugh out of Elway's laconic speech patterns, tinged with a Texas-smoked drawl even though he was a native of Washington state. Elway addressed everyone as "pardner." We dubbed him Country Jack. The student newspaper, Elway told me early in our relationship, always comes first. "My office door is always open," he said. It was. To everyone. So I showed up a lot.
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April 17, 2001 | ERIC SONDHEIMER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jack Elway, an innovative college football coach in the 1970s and '80s and the father of former NFL star John Elway, died Sunday morning at his home in Palm Springs, apparently of a heart attack. He was 69. The senior Elway retired last year as director of pro scouting for the National Football League's Denver Broncos. He was serving as a team consultant for the NFL draft and had attended meetings Friday in Denver with his son, the former Broncos quarterback, before returning to Palm Springs.
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April 17, 2001 | ERIC SONDHEIMER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jack Elway, an innovative college football coach in the 1970s and '80s and the father of former NFL star John Elway, died Sunday morning at his home in Palm Springs, apparently of a heart attack. He was 69. The senior Elway retired last year as director of pro scouting for the National Football League's Denver Broncos. He was serving as a team consultant for the NFL draft and had attended meetings Friday in Denver with his son, the former Broncos quarterback, before returning to Palm Springs.
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April 21, 2001 | TERRY WOOD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
I was a cub sports reporter for the Cal State Northridge student newspaper when Jack Elway was football coach. I got a laugh out of Elway's laconic speech patterns, tinged with a Texas-smoked drawl even though he was a native of Washington state. Elway addressed everyone as "pardner." We dubbed him Country Jack. The student newspaper, Elway told me early in our relationship, always comes first. "My office door is always open," he said. It was. To everyone. So I showed up a lot.
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January 5, 1990
Jack Elway, a college head coach for 17 seasons, will coach the London team in the new International League of American Football.
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January 29, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Jack Elway, 58, former coach at Stanford, San Jose State and Cal State Northridge, was named coach of the Frankfurt Galaxy of the World League of American Football.
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October 7, 1992 | Associated Press
The Denver Broncos have hired Jack Elway, quarterback John's father, as a scout. Jack Elway spent last weekend in Phoenix scouting the Washington defense his son will face Monday night. * Kelly Stouffer, who suffered a dislocated shoulder during Seattle's defeat by San Diego, will be sidelined for at least four weeks and be replaced at quarterback by Dan McGwire.
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January 4, 1990 | ROBERT E. WYCOFF, From Times wire services and Robert E. Wycoff is president and chief operating officer of ARCO, and a member of the California Business Roundtable's Education Task Force.
Jack Elway, a college head coach for 17 seasons and the father of Denver Broncos quarterback John Elway, one of pro football's top quarterbacks, will coach the London team in the new International League of American Football. The league said Elway, the first head coach to be assigned to a team, will arrive in London later this month and start player tryouts. The league, with teams in eight European cities, is scheduled to begin its first season April 14.
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February 23, 1997 | MICHAEL LAZARUS
John Elway didn't have a long stay in the San Fernando Valley but he left his mark, particularly at Granada Hills High. Arguably the greatest athlete to come out of the Valley, Elway arrived at Granada Hills in 1976, the same season his father, Jack, was named head football coach at Cal State Northridge. Under a progressive passing system coached by Granada Hills' Jack Neumeier, Elway developed many of the tools that would lead him to greatness in the NFL.
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March 15, 1995
Jack Elway knew the territory. He also knew the fiscal song and dance. The former Cal State Northridge football coach was on campus last week to watch highly regarded Matador quarterback J.J. O'Laughlin work out at North Campus Stadium. Elway, who coached at Northridge from 1976-78, is a scout for the Denver Broncos. Elway's son John, of course, is the Broncos' All-Pro quarterback. John played ball two blocks north of Northridge at Granada Hills High.
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October 7, 1992 | Associated Press
The Denver Broncos have hired Jack Elway, quarterback John's father, as a scout. Jack Elway spent last weekend in Phoenix scouting the Washington defense his son will face Monday night. * Kelly Stouffer, who suffered a dislocated shoulder during Seattle's defeat by San Diego, will be sidelined for at least four weeks and be replaced at quarterback by Dan McGwire.
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January 29, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Jack Elway, 58, former coach at Stanford, San Jose State and Cal State Northridge, was named coach of the Frankfurt Galaxy of the World League of American Football.
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January 28, 1991 | From Times Wire Services
Jack Elway, former coach at Stanford, San Jose State and Cal State Northridge, was hired today as coach of the Frankfurt Galaxy of the World League of American Football. Elway, 58, father of Denver Broncos quarterback John Elway, has a .650 winning percentage as a head coach and assistant coach on the high school, community college, Division II and Division I levels during a 34-year career.
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October 2, 1990 | BOB OATES
Before the Raiders played the Chicago Bears Sunday, Bear Coach Mike Ditka was asked to name the one player he'd like to have back from his 1985 NFL champions. Unhesitatingly, he replied: "Willie Gault." A 1988 trade brought Gault to the Raiders in his prime, at 27, five years after the Bears drafted him in the first round. And Sunday's first quarter was barely under way when Raider owner Al Davis got another payoff.
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September 20, 1987 | Associated Press
He has lived and played in Colorado for more than four years now. But as an alumnus of Stanford and the son of current Stanford Coach Jack Elway, is there any question where John Elway's loyalties lie? Asked his preference in Saturday's Stanford-Colorado game in Boulder, the younger Elway said emphatically, "I'm 100 percent behind Stanford. I may live in the CU area, but all my loyalty goes to my father, and I hope they kick the crap out of CU."
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March 22, 1990 | JOHN ORTEGA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After head coaching stints at three California universities, Jack Elway was eager to coach football overseas. But he'll have to wait at least another year before fulfilling that aspiration after the International League of American Football announced that it has postponed its inaugural season until 1991.
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