Jack Runchey

Jack Runchey

Teacher & Coach 1971-83

 

Calvin College basketball students are cheering “We’re #1!

Hope College students are cheering “Real men play football!"

Kalamazoo College is cheering “Harass them! Harass them! Make them relinquish the ball!”

And Jack Runchey came to Comstock.

 

Larry Pickett, then athletic director, said football is just blocking and tackling.

No, it’s coaching and horses.

What ever it is, it is not that simple.

And Jack Runchey came to Comstock.

 

After school he said, “It is practice time and this is the best time of the day!"

With wind sprints, he would say, “Put it in the bank gentlemen!"

And of his interior linemen, he said, “Your mother loves you and so do I!"

And Jack Runchey came to Comstock.

 

Dr. Jack Hunt


ComstockHigh School– 1971-83

  • Varsity Wrestling Coach – 1972-80
  • Varsity Football Coach – 1977-81
    • 1978, 79 & 80 Wolverine Conference Champions
    • 1979 Team finished 9-0 and ranked 6th in the State
    • 1980 Team finished 8-1 and ranked 9th in the State
    • 16 Game Winning Streak
    • 24 Game Conference Winning Streak
    • Coached 2AllStatePlayers
    • Coached 6 players that earned college scholarships
    • Coached 8 more players that played college football

KalamazooCollegeFootball

  • Offensive Line Coach - 1982

WesternMichiganUniversity

  • Tackle/Tight End Coach - 1983

RochesterAdams

  • Varsity Football Coach – 1984-91
  • 1986 – 1st Conference Championship

DetroitLions – 1989-99

  • NFL Scout

Athletic Honors

  • 1978, 79 & 80 Wolverine Conference Football Coach of the Year
  • 1978, 79 & 80 Kalamazoo Gazette Coach of the Year
  • 1979 & 80 MHSFCA Regional Coach of the Year
  • 2004 MHSFCA Hall of Fame
  • 2011 Comstock High School Hall of Fame