Basketball: Hall of Famer Jack Boyd dies


By Phil Anastasia

Former Ocean City coach Jack Boyd, a member of the South Jersey Basketball Hall of Fame, died Friday night.

Boyd won 255 games in his coaching career -- 227 at Ocean City and 28 in three seasons at Millville.

Boyd's Ocean City team won the South Jersey Group 2 title in 1972.

His teams won 20 NJSIAA tournament games.

Boyd was an outgoing person who was a familiar figure on the Cape Atlantic League sports scene for the last 40 years. He was a Northfield resident.

Boyd was a great athlete at Yeadon, Pa., High School. He once scored 68 in a game for Bordentown Military Institute.

He played at Duke, rooming with fellow South Jersey Hall of Famer Bobby Vernon.

Boyd was a teacher at Ocean City for 30 years. He also was a long-time track official.

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