Johns Hopkins football coach Jim Margraff dies at 58

That record also made Margraff the winningest coach in Maryland state history.

3 January 2019 | 20:00

Source: Associated Press

  • Source: Associated Press
  • Last update: 3 January 2019 | 20:00

(The Baltimore Sun via AP)

BALTIMORE: Jim Margraff, the winningest football coach in Johns Hopkins University history, has died at 58.

Citing a release from the Baltimore university, news outlets report the former Hopkins quarterback who led his alma mater’s football program for 29 years died Wednesday at home. University officials didn’t release a cause of death. The Baltimore Sun reported that Margraff had open-heart surgery to correct a congenital defect in 2005.

Margraff guided the Blue Jays to the NCAA Division III semifinals for the first time just a month ago. With Margraff at the helm, Johns Hopkins posted a 221-89-3 record, won a Centennial Conference-record 14 league championships and made the NCAA playoffs 10 times. That record also made Margraff the winningest coach in Maryland state history.

Condolences from the university and football communities highlighted Margraff’s humility and leadership. He’s survived by his wife, Alice, and three children.


Show Comments

An-Nahar is not responsible for the comments that users post below. We kindly ask you to keep this space a clean and respectful forum for discussion.