Dale Hall, 34, Army assistant football coach for three years, was named to succeed retiring Earl Blaik. Ex-cadet Hall was unanimous choice after school screened 40 other applicants.
William T. Moore of New York Yacht Club sailed his Argyll home first in 1,200-mile Buenos Aires-to-Rio ocean race, under corrected time managed third-place finish to Argentina's Tango.
Vince Lombardi, 45, Fordham granite block and an inventive offensive coach of the ground-gaining New York Giants, was hired as head coach of small-ground-gaining Green Bay Packers.
Bill Marshall, 49, Coral Gables, Fla. book dealer, got payoff for 10 years of steady Gulf Stream fishing by boating 78-pound amberjack on 20-pound line to beat the listed world record.
February 9, 1959
Willie Goggin, 52, national seniors open champion and driving range operator of San Jose, Calif., won PGA Seniors championship at Dunedin, Fla. (see page 30), with 284 for 72 holes.
Madeline Anctil, 17, of Granby, Que., snowshoed from home to Manchester, N.H. in 11 days, made 218-mile hike to mark opening of French-Canadian international snowshoe convention.
Howard Boston, Mt. Clemens. Mich, sailor, repeated 1958 victory in midwinter Thistle class regatta at St. Petersburg, Fla., but squeaked by Doug Westin, Sayville, N.Y., by only half a point.