Ed Jontos
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HS: Peekskill Military Academy Peekskill, NY
HS: Bridgeport Central Bridgeport, CT
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Season Stats
Season Cl Pos G GS FG FGA % FT FTA % Fls DQ Pts PPG
1933-34 So F
2 0 0 -
0 -
- - 0 0.0
Career    
2
0
0
0
0.0
0
0
0.0
0
0
0
0.0

Ed Jontos was an outstanding athlete at Syracuse University. He would letter in football as an offensive guard, and letter in lacrosse, and was the captain of both teams his senior Ed Jontos Syracuse Orangemen Basketballyear. He was an All-American in lacrosse his senior year.

Jontos played basketball at Syracuse to stay in shape for his other sports, and was a reserve forward his sophomore season. He would play in two games and not score.

Jontos would graduate from Syracuse in 1936 with a B.S., and St. Bonaventure in 1939 with a M.S. Jontos would serve as an assistant football and lacrosse coach at Syracuse from 1936 to1937, and then an assistant football and basketball coach at St. Bonaventure from 1937-1942.

Jontos would server in World War II in the U.S. Naval Reserve as a Lt. Commander.

He would become the head football coach at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in 1946, and hold the position until 1952, with a cumulative record of 19-35-2.. He was also the head lacrosse coach at RPI from 1961 to 1969 with a record of 51-49, the head golf coach from 1949 to 1960, and the freshman basketball coach from 1949 to 1966. He would serve as RPI's Director of Physical Education from 1965 to 1972.[1]

Jontos was elected to the RPI Sports Hall of Fame in 1979. He was honored as a Syracuse University Letterwinner of Distinction in 1975.

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[1] from 1975 Syracuse University Letterwinners Banquet Program

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