Jack lives in Lancaster, Pa., where he was born and raised. He graduated from J.P. McCaskey High School, competing in football and baseball. After high school, he graduated from Gettysburg College, where he lettered in baseball. Jack retired from McCaskey High School after a career in teaching science. His athletic involvement in the community came as a football coach at McCaskey, 10 years as an assistant coach and 12 years as a head coach. He also coached football at Franklin & Marshall College as an assistant coach for 11 years.
Jack is a Lancaster County Sports Hall of Fame 2011 Chryst Award recipient. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of Lancaster County Sports Hall of Fame since 2014 and currently serves as board chairman while transitioning the position of treasurer.