Jack was a record-setter for Frederick Community College in indoor and outdoor track. He was named the Most Valuable Player in 1973 and 1974 for indoor track. He holds indoor records for the 55-, 60- and 300-yard dash, and outdoor records in the 100, 220, 440, 880, and mile relays. In 1974, he competed in the NJCAA Indoor National Championship in
Columbia, Missouri, and in the Outdoor National Championship in Pasadena, Texas. He set the Maryland Junior College (JUCO) 100-yard
dash record with a time of 9.55, and won the Eastern District Junior College Track and Field Championship, defeating competitors from 21 other schools throughout the East Coast. Jack was the first to win a state indoor championship in the 50-yard dash. He was named to the JUCO All-Conference Team for indoor and outdoor track in 1973-1974, and the All-Region XX Team in 1974. He won more than 20 individual events during his FCC career. Jack was the first student athlete from FCC to participate in a national junior college championship.
Jack was a highly-recruited transfer to Penn State University, from which he graduated in 1977 with a degree in Physical Education.
While at Penn State, he participated in the CYO Invitational at the University of Maryland, the Penn Relays, the Central Collegiate Championships, IC4A’s, and the NCAA Indoor and Outdoor Championships. In 1975, he earned AAU All American Status and he went to the AAU National Championship at Madison Square Garden, where he competed in the Invitational 60-yard dash, finishing sixth. His relay team won and set a record in the Indoor
Sprint Medley. He also helped set the 400-meter relay record of 39.63. Both records still stand.
Jack was inducted into the Alvin G. Quinn (Frederick County YMCA) Sports Hall of Fame in 2002, and sits on its selection committee. He taught in Frederick County Public Schools from 1977- 2010. He coached football as well as indoor and outdoor track at Catoctin High School, and helped coach numerous county, league, region, and state championship teams.
He coached several track athletes from Catoctin who went to the AAU Junior Olympic Nationals, placing in the top four each year.
“FCC was a great life experience,” Jack said. “It helped me to determine my career path as a teacher and educator. I met and became lifelong friends with people from all parts of Frederick County. FCC helped me fulfill lifelong athletic goals and reassured me that I could achieve anything I set my mind to.”