George MacIntyre, American football player and coach, Died at 76


George Matthew MacIntyre was born on April 30, 1939, and died on January 5, 2016.

He was a former American football player and coach.

George MacIntyre served as the head coach at the University of Tennessee at Martin from 1975 to 1977 and at Vanderbilt University from 1979 to 1985, compiling a career college football record of 43–66–1.

During his time at Vanderbilt in 1982, he  has won the Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Award.

George graduated from Andrew Jackson High School in Jacksonville, Florida in 1957 and played quarterback on the school football team.

Mr. MacIntyre then was a quarterback at the University of Miami for the 1958 season.

George sat out the 1957 season due to a broken wrist and served as a backup to All-America quarterback Fran Curci in 1958 and 1959 and to Eddie Johns in 1960.

During the 1960 season, MacIntyre also was the holder for field goals.

Mr. MacIntyre became a football recruiting administrator at the University of Miami, in 1964.

George MacIntyre would stay at Miami until 1967 and would join the University of Tampa football coaching staff as defensive coordinator in 1968.

Upon leaving his team ‘Vanderbilt’, he led a company that provided summer sales employment to college athletes until 1991, when he became head football coach and interim headmaster of Donelson Christian Academy in Nashville, the city where Vanderbilt is located.

Mr. MacIntyre returned to Jacksonville in 1993 as the head coach at the Episcopal School of Jacksonville and worked his final coaching position as running backs coach at Liberty University

He had multiple sclerosis.

George MacIntyre passed away at 76 yrs old.