NYCHS presents John Law -- The Name, The Legend, The Man.
WEBMASTER NOTE: John Law's daughter, Dr. Suzanne Law Hawes, quotes from her mother's diary: "The [Manhattan College] football season was not a success and at the end of it John's contract was canceled." However, what constituted a "successful season" perhaps depended more upon interpretations, perspectives and expectations than on the actual statistical facts.

Those statistical facts show Law took a team that had won only three games and had lost five the previous season (1929) under his predecessor coach Joseph K. Schwarzer, turned it around and guided it to two winning seasons: 4 wins, 3 loses, 1 tie in 1930 and 4 wins, 2 loses and 1 tie in 1931. For the particulars, game-by-game, team-by-team, score-by-score, visit the College Football Data Warehouse page for the Manhattan College results for those years Law served as the Jaspers coach.

The NY Times Dec. 18, 1931 story below notes his 1930 and 1931 Jasper teams achieved "winning records' against opposing 11s generally "of their own class." By the way, the job did go to Chick Meehan, friend of Law's coaching predecessor Schwarzer, despite denials of rumors Meehan had already been picked.

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