February 22, 1993 |
When Dawn Bunting talks about football, John Bunting listens. For two years in the mid-1970s, Dawn, now the Rowan College women's basketball coach, played running back and outside linebacker for the San Diego Lobos of the Women's Professional Football League. Dawn, 38, also has coached field hockey and softball, and is not bashful about giving her husband some tips on football. "She could be a great football coach, no question about it," said John Bunting, 42, the former Eagles linebacker who now coaches football at Rowan.
November 22, 1997 |
John Bunting, the former Eagle and Glassboro State coach who is now on Dick Vermeil's staff with the St. Louis Rams, yesterday expressed mild interest in the vacant head football coaching position at Temple. "My lifetime goal is to become a Division I head coach," Bunting said by telephone from St. Louis, where he is helping the Rams to prepare for a Sunday game against visiting Carolina. "Whoever takes the Temple job will have to have a lot of energy, and a lot of connections in order for that program to get off of where it's been.
February 20, 1993 |
Early this month, NCAA Division I-A football coaches began signing high school players at a furious pace. Once the deals were done, the rest of college football started its serious recruiting. "We have no national signing date," Rowan College coach John Bunting said. "The bulk of our recruiting starts after the Division I's snap up the full-scholarship kids. We now put ourselves in the competition with the I- AA's, the Division II's and, obviously, the Division III's. " That Rowan, a Division III school - Division III schools don't give athletic scholarships - is competing against scholarship schools for players is a reflection of how far the program has come in five years under Bunting.
April 19, 1993 |
Even though Rowan College soon will begin conducting interviews for its vacant women's basketball coaching position, the way remains clear for former coach Dawn Bunting to return. Women's athletic director Joy Reighn confirmed that Bunting did not resign last month, but instead took a one-year leave of absence. Rowan intends to hire Bunting's replacement on a one-year basis. Bunting has until Feb. 1, 1994, to declare whether she will return, Reighn said. The permanent job will be left open until that time.
July 20, 2001 |
Moorestown's Lewis Burnham, one of the top football prospects in South Jersey, has made an oral commitment to North Carolina. He chose the Tar Heels over Iowa, Rutgers, Kentucky and West Virginia. According to NCAA rules, recruits can't sign letters of intent until Feb. 6. The 6-foot-5, 225-pound Burnham was recruited as a tight end. Last season, he started at offensive tackle before shifting to tight end for the season's final three games. "I went down there for a camp and really liked the campus," said Burnham, who has scored 1,210 on the SAT and plans to major in business.
November 10, 2006 |
University of Miami defensive tackle Bryan Pata was shot in the back of the head as he turned to walk away from an argument in his apartment complex, the Palm Beach (Fla.) Post reported yesterday. "He walked away from that, and the guy still put a bullet in the back of his head," family friend Adrenia Lynes said. "He was going to kill him all along. " Police still have no suspects. Noteworthy A spokesman for North Carolina said there is no update on its coaching situation, despite rumors that former Browns and University of Miami coach Butch Davis will take over for John Bunting, who was fired last month, but will finish out the season.
September 9, 2010
1960: Chuck Bednarik, Chuck Weber, Maxie Baughn, and Bob Pellegrini dominated offenses all season and led the Birds to a championship victory over Green Bay. 1980: Bill Bergey, Frank LeMaster, John Bunting, and Jerry Robinson helped the Birds finish first in the NFL in points allowed and reached the Super Bowl. 1991: Behind Seth Joyner, William Thomas, and Byron Evans, the Eagles finished first overall in both run and pass defense, and Joyner was named the NFL player of the year by Sports Illustrated.
February 9, 1994 |
Ken Clarke, who was part of the Eagles' Super Bowl defense in 1980, has been hired as defensive line coach by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. This will be the first coaching job at any level for Clarke, who played 14 years as a defensive tackle in the NFL. He played 10 seasons with the Eagles (1978 to '87), one with Seattle ('88) and finished his career in Minnesota ('89 to '91). "It's a great opportunity. It doesn't come too often to guys who have never coached before," said Clarke, who lives in Voorhees, N.J. "(Bucs coach)
November 22, 1991 |
When John Bunting retired after 13 seasons as a pro linebacker, 11 with the Eagles, he expected big things, probably a coaching job in the NFL. He would find a spot as an assistant, do well at it, and who knows what the future might hold. But none of that happened. Glassboro State did. And four years as head coach at the New Jersey Athletic Conference school have proven to John Bunting that all your expectations can evaporate and everything can still work better than you had planned or hoped.
October 17, 1991 |
The young players on the Temple women's soccer team probably don't know the name Rollin Haffer. They probably don't realize that they would have no team without her. The soccer team, in its first year as anything other than a club, was created as part of the 1988 settlement of an eight-year-old lawsuit filed by Haffer, a former captain of the Temple women's badminton team, charging the university with violating Title IX sex-discrimination guidelines....