User Tools

Site Tools


Jack Nagle

  • Born: 1918 in Milwaukee, WI
  • Died: 1991 in Shorewood, WI


Before entering the coaching ranks Nagle attended school at Marquette University from 1936-1940 and played on the basketball team, lettering in '38/'39 and '39/'40. After graduating from Marquette Nagle enlisted in the United States Army Air Corps where he served from 1940-1944.

Coaching Career

School Position Years Record
Marquette University Assistant Coach 1944-1953 N/A
Marquette University Head Coach 1953-1958 69-55
Whitefish Bay HS Men's Head Coach 1958-1973 N/A
Whitefish Bay HS Women's Head Coach 1973-1988 N/A

Coaching Highlights

  • Led Marquette to their first ever NCAA tournament appearnce, reaching the Elite 8 in 1955.
  • Ten Time Wisconsin High School Coach of the Year
  • Charter Member of Wisconsin High School Basketball Association Hall of Fame
  • Only coach to coach teams in the NCAA Tournament, Boy's State Tournament and Girl's State Tournament.
  • His five-year coaching record at Marquette was 69-55 (55.6%)
  • His best record at Marquette came during the 1954-55 season, when the team went 24-3
  • In five seasons at MU, Nagle only played the Badgers one time, a home loss during his first season.

In Five Seasons Jack Nagle Recruited-

  • One All-American
  • One Future NBA Player
  • Two 1,000+ Point Scorers
  • Four 500+ Rebounders
  • Marquette's All-Time Leader in Rebounding Average
  • Marquette's All-Time Leading Rebounder


  • 1955 National Jesuit College Coach of the Year

Other Career Tidbits

As a teacher at Whitefish Bay, Nagle taught English and coached basketball. In the 80's Nagle served as a scout for the Cavaliers and Mavericks of the NBA. He also served as commissioner of the CBA and published the book “Power Pattern Offenses for Winning Basketball”.

men_s_basketball/jack_nagle.txt · Last modified: 2020/12/07 16:49 (external edit)