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PHILADELPHIA — Harry Gamble — who coached the Philadelphia Eagles as well as Lafayette, Penn, and New Jersey high school teams before retiring as the Eagles’ president — died Tuesday, the team said in a statement. He was 83.
In 1981, Mr. Gamble joined the Eagles as a volunteer assistant coach under Dick Vermeil and became a full-time staff member a year later, coaching special teams and tight ends. He moved into the front office as director of football operations in 1984, and a year later he was named general manager by owner Leonard Tose.
In 1986, he became team president, a position he held until 1994.
He was remembered by Eagles chairman Jeffrey Lurie for his efforts to promote football, his coaching prowess, and his love of family.