John 'Long John' Hurley


John Hurley

Date of Birth: October 28, 1907

Date of Death: January 2, 1944, Italy (36 years old)


Berkeley Daily Gazette - Published 01/17/44

Did you know?

Major John Hurley died in action in Italy during World War II.

He recieved the Silver Star for gallantry in action during the invasion

of Sicily.  He led a furious attack of ground troops following dive

bombing activities. 

After his playing days, John Hurley was the freshman football coach

for Washington State from 1936-1938.

In 1939, Hurley became the athletic director for the Taft Union High School

and Junior College.


Teams: (Player)

1931 Cleveland Indians (NFL)

Teams: (Coach)

1936 Washington State College - Freshman Coach

1937 Washington State College - Freshman Coach

1938 Washington State College - Freshman Coach


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