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. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.