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John Mazur
Birth: Jun. 17, 1930
Luzerne County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Nov. 1, 2013
Mount Laurel
Burlington County
New Jersey, USA

Professional Football Coach. Born John Edward Mazur, he attended Plymouth High School in Pennsylvania and played collegiate football at the University of Notre Dame. While with the Fighting Irish under Hall of Fame coach Frank Leahy, Mazur experienced a national championship in 1949, as he split playing time at the quarterback position with Bob Williams. Following his service with the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War, he played one season of professional football (1954) with the British Columbia Lions of the Canadian Football League, prior to suffering a career-ending knee injury. He had the distinction of being a part of the Lions' inaugural season roster. Mazur launched his lengthy coaching career as an assistant at Tulane University in 1955, followed by stints at Marquette and Boston College. He returned to the professional ranks as an assistant under Lou Saban with the Buffalo Bills of the American Football League in 1962. During his tenure with Buffalo as the Bills' backfield coach, Mazur was instrumental in building a highly-effective offense which included Cookie Gilchrist and Elbert Dubenion, quarterbacked by Jack Kemp. The Bills went onto capture two consecutive AFL titles (1964 and 1965). Mazur moved onto the Boston Patriots in 1969 and succeeded Clive Rush as head coach midway through the 1970 season. He coached the Patriots for two more seasons (1971 to 1972) and guided them to a 6 win 8 loss record in 1971. This was their best result since 1966. Additionally, he gave longtime quarterback and two-time Super Bowl champion Jim Plunkett his first opportunity to start in the NFL in 1971. After leaving the Patriots in 1972, he had stints as defensive coordinator under Dick Vermeil with the Philadelphia Eagles (1976) and under Walt Michaels of with the New York Jets (1979 to 1980). Mazur had long suffered from Parkinson's disease and died from its complications. He is a member of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame. (bio by: C.S.) 
Saint Marys Cemetery
Luzerne County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Entombment
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Record added: Nov 05, 2013
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