Long-Time USC Trainer Jack Ward Dies

Long-time USC athletic trainer Jack Ward, who was head trainer for 39 years (1959-1997), died on May 6. He was 89.

He was inducted into USC’s Hall of Fame in 1999 and served as trainer emeritus from 1998-2003.

Ward worked with seven USC head football coaches, six national championship football teams and 10 College World Series-winning baseball teams. He is survived by his wife, Linda.


4 thoughts on “Long-Time USC Trainer Jack Ward Dies

  1. Great guy. He was very crusty on the outside until he got to know you. He’d act made or tough but he’d always (mostly!) leave you with a sly smile. RIP big JW.


  2. Jack was a great guy. I remember him taping my ankle and cracking jokes doing it. Went with the team to Omaha in 68 and lived it. RIP Jack – God bless.


  3. may he RIP with our Dear Lord. Also, may he get the Trojan greats ready for McKay’s teams when they meet Ara Parsighian’s teams up in heaven. That will be a hard to get ticket up there. Now, that is ultimate college football.


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