Category Archives: John Gagliardi

Gagliardi: Knowledge of Misconduct Since 1950′s

During a two-and-a-half hour visit with two former Johnnie football players on July 23, 2012, Saint John’s University football coach John Gagliardi reportedly admitted that he first became aware of misconduct at Saint John’s in the 1950′s.

Meet Roger Julkowski

January 3, 2104 Update: One of Roger Julkowski’s former students provided information about Julkowski’s year in Dekalb, Illinois. During the 1971-1972 school year, Julkowski’s landlord reportedly caught Julkowski with a student – and the police caught Julkowski urinating in public. This misconduct … Continue reading

My Alma Mater in a New Light

My alma mater, Saint John’s University — not the one in bustling Queens, New York run by the Vincentians, but the one in bucolic Collegeville, Minnesota run by the Benedictines — is widely known for several things.

Regarding the Abbey’s Response: One Sentence Stands Out

We have been forthcoming and acknowledged the occasions when members of our community harmed others. – Saint John’s Abbey (2013) [ View ] Has the Abbey been forthcoming?

New right-hand-man’s Minnesota bio provides comic material for Obama

Most notable among Obama’s shout-outs to reliably Democratic Minnesota was noting McDonough’s “college football days as a defensive back under the legendary John Gagliardi” at St. John’s University from 1988-91.

Obama names Minnesota native Denis McDonough chief of staff

McDonough grew up in Stillwater and graduated from St. John’s University, where he studied history and played defensive back for legendary football coach John Gagliardi.

Denis McDonough, loyal and trusted aide, to be Obama’s chief of staff

The man in line to become President Obama’s next chief of staff is one of his most loyal and trusted confidants — a rare Washington player, associates said, whose sole objective is protecting and advancing the interests of his boss.

Gagliardi Retired A Week After Scandal Made Public

On November 12, 2012 SiriusXM Radio’s Dino Costa reported that Saint John’s University Football Coach John Gagliardi had knowledge of misconduct on the Saint John’s campus dating back several decades [ View ].

Letter to the Editor re Gagliardi

A recent editorial praising “Teacher and Coach” John Gagliardi (Pioneer Press December 03, 2012) [ View ] made comparisons to the late Joe Paterno. The writer was apparently not aware of several similarities that local media outlets seem unwilling to … Continue reading

Gagliardi: Teacher and Coach

“In a nation where the character of coaches has been rightfully brought under great scrutiny, from a secretive Joe Paterno at Penn State to the recently suspended college basketball coach at Morehead State for his brash behavior involving a player, … Continue reading

After 489 Wins, Coach Chooses Retirement

(New York Times) John Gagliardi, who won more games (489) and coached more seasons (64) than anyone in the history of college football, announced his retirement Monday, nine days after wrapping up his 60th season at Division III St. John’s … Continue reading

Joe Paterno photo reminds John Gagliardi ‘you can’t look too far forward’

John Gagliardi will finish his 60th season as head coach at St. John’s University and 64th as a college football coach when the Johnnies play at Bethel University on Saturday, Nov. 10. It hasn’t been the greatest of seasons for … Continue reading

Gagliardi’s Last Home Game

Some news outlets suggest that Saturday could be John Gagliardi’s last home game. Saturday should be John Gagliardi’s last home game.

“The List” Updated

The following changes were made to the list today:

Former Student #3 Remembers Father Dan Ward

“[In 1975,] Father [JP] Earls had me meet with Father Dan Ward. Father Ward and I discussed my financial situation, the misconduct by Father [Finian] McDonald, and the attention being paid by other priests [including Father Bruce Wollmering].”

Another Fictitious Restraining Order

On August 7, 2013, an express delivery to Gina Gagliardi-Benson was refused. The letter [ View ] requested that Ms. Gagliardi-Benson provide, by 5pm on August 12, 2013 (today) a copy of the restraining order she claimed was in effect on July 3, … Continue reading

College football: SJU’s Gagliardi Sets Goals

ST. JOSEPH — Even as he gets set to start his 60th season as the head football coach at St. John’s, John Gagliardi is still setting goals for himself.

John Gagliardi on Joe Paterno, Penn State’s NCAA sanctions

Perhaps the best perspective on the demise of Joe Paterno’s legacy is the one held by another college football coaching legend.

Gagliardi on Paterno: ‘He made a horrible mistake’

Until the scandal that rocked Penn State, St. John’s football coach John Gagliardi often talked about how much he respected Nittany Lions coach Joe Paterno and his storied football program.

Abuser on Gagliardi’s Staff After Abuse Revelation

A July, 1992 letter from Father Dan Ward (monk and attorney for Saint John’s Abbey) claimed that Brother John Kelly “had been removed from his work at the prep school and the university” following allegations of sexual misconduct.  Contents of … Continue reading

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