Harry Gamble

Harry Gamble
Gamble in 1973
Personal information
Born: (1930-12-26)December 26, 1930
Pitman, New Jersey
Died: January 28, 2014(2014-01-28) (aged 83)
Career information
College: Rider University,
Temple University
Career history
As coach:
As executive:
As administrator:
Head coaching record
Regular season: NCAA: 35–55–2 (.391)
Coaching stats at PFR

Harry T. Gamble (December 26, 1930 – January 28, 2014) was an American football coach and executive. He was the head coach for the Lafayette College Leopards from 1967 to 1970, compiling a 21−19 record, before moving on to become the head coach for the University of Pennsylvania Quakers from 1971 yo 1980, earning a 34−55−2 record. He was hired by the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League (NFL) in 1981 as an unpaid volunteer assistant coach under Dick Vermeil, and quickly ascended to general manager of the team in 1985 and team president in 1986. He was general manager from 1985 to 1995, and team president from 1986 to 1994.[1][2][3]

His son, Tom, was the vice president of player personnel for the Eagles from February 2013 to December 2014.

Head coaching record


Year Team Overall ConferenceStanding Bowl/playoffs
Lafayette Leopards (Middle Three Conference) (1967–1970)
1967 Lafayette 4–51–12nd
1968 Lafayette 7–30–23rd
1969 Lafayette 4–60–23rd
1970 Lafayette 6–51–1T–1st
Lafayette: 21–192–6
Penn Quakers (Ivy League) (1971–1980)
1971 Penn 2–71–67th
1972 Penn 6–34–3T–3rd
1973 Penn 6–35–2T–2nd
1974 Penn 6–2–14–2–13rd
1975 Penn 3–62–5T–6th
1976 Penn 3–62–5T–5th
1977 Penn 5–44–3T–3rd
1978 Penn 2–6–11–5–18th
1979 Penn 0–90–78th
1980 Penn 1–91–67th
Penn: 34–55–224–44–2
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title or championship game berth


  1. Sheridan, Phil (January 28, 2014). "Harry Gamble, a football lifer, dies". ESPN.com. Retrieved January 28, 2014.
  2. "Harry Gamble, former Eagles GM, Penn coach, dies at 83". The Philadelphia Inquirer. January 28, 2014. Retrieved January 28, 2014.
  3. Frank, Reuben (January 28, 2014). "Former Eagles executive Harry Gamble, 83, dies". CSN Philly. Archived from the original on January 30, 2014. Retrieved January 28, 2014.
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