Former Malvern Prep Football Coach, Father of an NFL General Manager Dies at 86

Image via the Mayock family.
Mike Mayock.

Mike Mayock – the football star, teacher, and coach who led the Malvern Prep football team for seven seasons in the late 1950s and early 1960s – has died at 86, writes Gary Miles for The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Mayock, who starred at Villanova, was a natural athlete and was drafted by the NFL’s Pittsburgh Steelers in 1955. However, he decided against a pro football career in favor of teaching and coaching.

“He was bigger than life,” said his son, Dan. “But he knew how to deal with people. That was his ultimate best skill.”

Mayock, his wife, Susanne, and their seven children lived mostly in Overbrook and Wynnewood. In addition to Malvern Prep, he taught and coached at Welsh Valley Middle School in the Lower Merion School District and at The Haverford School, where he stayed for 26 years and was inducted into the athletic hall of fame.

In addition to coaching, he also taught math, Latin, history, and literature.

His son, Mike Mayock Jr., is the general manager of the NFL’s Las Vegas Raiders.

Read more about Mike Mayock in The Philadelphia Inquirer here.