Brown U. May Be First Ivy League College to Have Two Jewish Coaches

Brown University, one of the leading Ivy League institutions in the country, has become one of the first, if not the first, colleges to have its two top featured sports, basketball and football, headed by Jews. Brown University has announced the appointment of John Rosenberg as head football coach. The university’s basketball team is headed by Mike Cingiser.

Rosenberg has a long and varied career as a mentor on the gridiron. Prior to coming to Brown, he was with the Philadelphia Stars of the U.S. Football League for whom he served, last year, as defensive back field coordinator. Previously, he was an assistant coach for one year at Harvard University and for two years at the University of Pittsburgh.

Rosenberg also served two terms as an assistant at Pennsylvania State College and then went to Villanova in Philadelphia for two gridiron seasons. He subsequently returned to Penn State and remained there from 1974 to 1982, after which he joined the Philadelphia Stars.

Cingiser is in his second year at Brown. Prior to that he coached for 10 years at Lynbrook High School in Long Island. A graduate of Brown University, Cingiser was a member of the U.S. Maccabiah team which won the international championship in the 1965 Games in Israel.

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