Jack “Jocko” Gotta

Bio

Full name: John C. Gotta

Preferred name: Jack

Nickname: Jocko

Born: Nov. 14, 1929 in Bessemer, MI

Died: June 29, 2013

Last Season (1964) Vitals:
  • Height: 6′ 4″
  • Weight: 220 lbs
  • Position: E
  • Jersey: #72
Amateur Programs
  • Oregon State
  • Minnesota State-Moorhead
  • Wright HS (Ironwood, MI)
9 Season Career with CGY, SSK, MTL

Active years: 1956–1964

116 career games (See notes for restrictions)

  • 116 regular season games
  • 1972 Winner (OTT) Coach of the Year
  • 1973 Winner (OTT) Coach of the Year
  • 1978 Winner (CGY) Coach of the Year
Season Team Position Jersey Regular
GP
Playoff
GP
Grey Cup
GP
9 seasons
(Rank: T464th,
95th percentile,
10 CFL seasons)
3 teams 116
(Rank: T821st,
92nd percentile,
116 CFL games)
0 0
1956 CGY E 73 7 -- 0
1957 CGY E 73 16 -- 0
1958 CGY E 73 16 -- 0
1959 CGY E 73 7 -- 0
1960 SSK E 74 10 -- 0
1961 SSK E 74 16 -- 0
1962 SSK E 74 16 -- 0
1963 SSK E 74 16 -- 0
1964 SSK E 74 5 -- 0
  MTL E 72 7 -- 0
  • Ottawa RedBlacks (Dec. 10, 1969 – Feb. 4, 1974)
  • Calgary Stampeders (Dec. 1, 1976 – Dec. 14, 1979)
  • Calgary Stampeders (Dec. 9, 1981 – Nov. 15, 1983)
  • Saskatchewan Roughriders (Dec. 1, 1984 – Dec. 8, 1986)

Jack “Jocko” Gotta's Head Coaching Record
SeasonGPWLTPCTPFPA
Regular Season170838250.5183,6533,731
Playoffs105500.500166153
Grey Cup11001.0002218
  • Saskatchewan Roughriders 1966