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Basketball: Hall of Famer Jack Boyd dies

Basketball: Hall of Famer Jack Boyd dies

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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.

-- Contact Phil Anastasia at panastasia@phillynews.com

 

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Born and raised in South Jersey, Phil Anastasia prefers standing on the sidelines at high school football games on Friday nights to sitting in the press box at Eagles games on Sunday afternoons. He’s a graduate of Rowan University with a degree in English. Reach Phil at panastasia@phillynews.com.

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