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Jack Musick (1926-1977) was an American football head coach and football lineman. He is best known for his nine years spent as head coach at Cornell University from 1966 to 1974.

Musick played as a lineman at the University of Southern California from 1945 to 1947. In 1947 he became an assistant coach under Bob Blackman at Monrovia, California High School and then followed him to Pasadena City College in 1949. In 1951 Musick became head coach at Hart High School. In 1953 he rejoined Bob Blackman at Denver University where he served as head line coach. Musick would work in that capacity under Blackman for the next 13 years, including after 1955 when both were hired by Dartmouth College. Dartmouth would win four Ivy League titles with Musick coaching under Blackman.

After replacing Tom Harp at Cornell, Musick would go on to win Cornell's first official Ivy League title in 1971 and coached top rusher Ed Marinaro. In 1971 Musick would also be named Division I Coach of the Year by the American Football Coaches Association. However, after back-to-back losing seasons in 1973 and 1974, and several recruiting scandals hit other sports at Cornell, Musick was terminated by the University at the end of the 1974 season. His final record was 45-33-3.

Jack Musick died in 1977 at the age of 51.

Coaching record

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl Rank#
Cornell Big Red (Ivy League) (1966–1974)
1966 Cornell 6-3 4-3 4th
1967 Cornell 6-2-1 4-2-1 3rd
1968 Cornell 3-6 1-6 7th
1969 Cornell 4-5 4-3 4th
1970 Cornell 6-3 4-3 4th
1971 Cornell 8-1 4-1 1st-t
1972 Cornell 6-3 4-3 3rd-t
1973 Cornell 3-5-1 2-5 6th
1974 Cornell 3-5-1 1-5-1 7th
Cornell: 45-33-3 30-31-2
Total: 45-33-3
      National Championship         Conference Title         Conference Division Title
Indicates BCS bowl game. #Rankings from final Coaches Poll.

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