Jack Garrison

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 1
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games, Competed in Olympic Games (non-medal events), Coach
SexMale
Full nameJohn Bright "Jack"•Garrison
Used nameJack•Garrison
Nick/petnamesThe Cat
Born13 February 1909 in West Newton, Massachusetts (USA)
Died13 May 1988 in Cambridge, Massachusetts (USA)
Measurements185 cm / 74 kg
AffiliationsHarvard Crimson, Cambridge (USA)
NOC United States

Biography

John Garrison was one of the finest amateur hockey players of the 1930’s. In addition to his two Olympic successes, he played on the 1933 U.S. National team which won the World Championships in Prague, Czechoslovakia. It was his unassisted overtime goal which brought the U.S. a victory over Canada in the final game. Garrison had prepared for international play at Harvard where he played from 1928 through 1932, both as a forward and a defenseman. After his playing days were over, he continued in business but found time to coach the 1948 U.S. Olympic hockey team.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1932 Winter Olympics Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) USA Jack Garrison
Ice Hockey, Men (Olympic) United States 2 Silver
Ice Hockey Exhibition, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) United States 2
1936 Winter Olympics Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) USA Jack Garrison
Ice Hockey, Men (Olympic) United States 3 Bronze

Coaching results

Games Sport (Discipline) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1948 Winter Olympics Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) USA Jack Garrison
Ice Hockey, Men (Olympic) United States DQ

Special Notes