Jack lives in Lancaster, PA, where he was born and raised. He graduated from JP 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 HS, after a career in teaching science. His athletic involvement in the community came as a football coach at McCaskey HS, 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 for Lancaster County Sports Hall of Fame since 2014 and currently holds the position of Treasurer.