JOHN PONT (1927 - 2008)

Cradle of Coaches

Bronze 120% Of Life - 81"

Limited Edition of 1

Cradle of Coaches Plaza – Yager Stadium –Oxford, Ohio

 

 


Head coach at Miami University, Yale University, Northwestern University and Indiana University. He was the only Indiana University coach to take a team to the Rose Bowl. Later in his career, Pont was recruited to start a football program at Cincinnati's College of Mount St. Joseph. He later served as coach and consultant in creating a semi-professional football league in Japan. He was honored as NCAA Division 1-A coach of the year in 1967, the year his Hoosiers appeared in the Rose Bowl. He was a member of the Cradle of Coaches and the Miami and Indiana Athletic Halls of Fame as well as Mid-American Conference Hall of Fame.

 

           

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