New football Coach Greg Chimera is ready for kickoff

Greg Chimera

Image caption: Greg Chimera

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This football season marks the 15th year Greg Chimera, A&S '09, has taken the field with the Blue Jays. Some might say it's his most important, and not just because the team entered it ranked fifth in the nation.

As the new head coach, he succeeds Jim Margraff, A&S '82, the winningest in school history, whose January 2 death shook the Johns Hopkins community. Chimera has been at JHU for nearly half of Margraff's 29 years, first as a fullback, then positions coach, and for the last five as offensive coordinator, leading the team to numerous single-season records. "It's all about having talented players, great coaches, and the right person at the head. If it had been anyone else other than Margraff, I can't say I'd still be at Johns Hopkins, or even still coaching for that matter."

"I won't try to fill Coach's shoes," Chimera says of his mentor and friend. "That would be impossible for anyone. I'm just going to put on a different pair, and preserve the structure, culture, honor, and integrity that he instilled in this program."

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