John Stiegman

John Stiegman
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1922-12-16)December 16, 1922
Princeton, New Jersey
Died October 31, 2006(2006-10-31) (aged 83)
Princeton, New Jersey
Playing career
1942 Williams
Position(s) Tackle
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1946–1955 Princeton (assistant)
1956–1959 Rutgers
1960–1964 Penn
1965 Pittsburgh (assistant)
1970–1972 Iowa Wesleyan (DC)
1973 Iowa Wesleyan
1974 Army (assistant)
Head coaching record
Overall 37–53
Accomplishments and honors
2 Middle Three (1958–1959)
1 Middle Atlantic (1958)

John R. Stiegman (December 16, 1922 – October 31, 2006) was an American football player, coach, and college athletics administrator. He served as the head football coach at Rutgers University (1956–1959), the University of Pennsylvania (1960–1964) and Iowa Wesleyan College (1973), compiling a career college football record of 37–53.

Stiegman was born in Princeton, New Jersey, and attended Williams College. He played tackle on the Williams College football team and was also a member of the hockey, lacrosse and swimming teams at Williams.[1] He graduated from Williams in 1944.[2]

Stiegman was an assistant football coach, freshman hockey coach at Princeton University from 1946 to 1955.[1] He was the head football coach at Rutgers from 1956 to 1959 where he compiled a record of 22 wins and 15 losses.[2][3] Rutgers posted an 8–1 record in 1958.[2] In 1960, Stiegman became the head football coach at Penn. He was the head coach at Penn through the 1964 season and compiled a record of 12 wins and 33 losses.[4] He was removed as head coach at Penn after his fifth straight losing season.[5]

Stiegman was an assistant coach at the University of Pittsburgh in 1965.[6] He was hired by Iowa Wesleyan College in 1967 to assist in building a new athletic complex,[7] and became the school's athletic director in 1970. He also served as the defensive coordinator of the football team from 1970 to 1972 and took over as head football coach in 1973.[8] He led Iowa Wesleyan to a record of 3–5 in his only season as head football coach.[6] In 1974, he left Iowa Wesleyan to accept a position as an assistant football coach at the United States Military Academy.

Head coaching record

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs AP#
Rutgers Scarlet Knights (Middle Three Conference) (1956–1957)
1956 Rutgers 3–7 1–1 2nd
1957 Rutgers 5–4 1–1 2nd
Rutgers Scarlet Knights (Middle Atlantic Conference / Middle Three Conference) (1958–1959)
1958 Rutgers 8–1 4–0 / 2–0 1st (University) / 1st 20
1959 Rutgers 6–3 2–2 / 2–0 T–4th (University) / 1st
Rutgers: 22–15 8–4
Penn Quakers (Ivy League) (1960–1964)
1960 Penn 3–6 2–5 6th
1961 Penn 2–7 1–6 7th
1962 Penn 3–6 2–5 6th
1963 Penn 3–6 1–6 8th
1964 Penn 1–8 0–7 8th
Penn: 12–33 6–29
Iowa Wesleyan Tigers () (1973)
1973 Iowa Wesleyan 3–5
Iowa Wesleyan: 3–5
Total: 37–53


  1. 1 2 "Stiegman To Coach Rutgers". Pacific Stars and Stripes. 1956-01-23.
  2. 1 2 3 "Former RU Football Coach John Stiegman Passes Away". Rutgers University. 2006-11-04.
  3. "STIEGMAN NAMED COACH AT RUTGERS; Former Princeton Aide Gets Three-Year Contract, but No Rating on Faculty". The New York Times. 1956-01-26.
  4. "John Stiegman Records by Year". College Football Data Warehouse.
  5. "STIEGMAN OUSTED AFTER FIVE YEARS AS COACH AT PENN; Quakers to Expand Football Program by Stepping Up Search for Players". The New York Times. 1964-12-06.
  6. 1 2 Maury White (1974-02-27). "FROM IOWA WESLEYAN TO WEST POINT: Back At It for Stiegman". Des Moines Register.
  7. "Stiegman On Job". Burlington Hawk-Eye. 1967-09-03.
  8. "Iowa Wesleyan AD Also Takes Football Job". Waterloo Daily Courier. 1973-01-21.

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