Jack McCoy was born August 2, 1932 in River Junction, Florida and moved to Tallahassee in 1938. After graduating from Leon High School in 1950, he entered Florida State University, but left in early 1951 to join the U.S. Army. In 1953 he re-entered FSU under Public Law 550 (G.I. Bill) and graduated with a bachelor’s in geology, a wife and a daughter. In 1958, Mr. McCoy graduated from FSU a second time with a master’s in geology, and two more children.
Mr. McCoy worked with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Water Resources Division while still a student at FSU. Upon graduating he began working for the USGS as a hydro-geologist and transferred to Collier County, Florida. He has worked in Miami, Puerto Rico and in Pennsylvania, where he retired in 1988 as associate district chief.
Mr. McCoy returned to Lee County and worked as senior hydro-geologist, first for a large engineering company for two years and then with the county itself. In 2003, upon retiring a second time, Mr. McCoy returned to Tallahassee, where he resides today.
- B.S. ’56, M.S. ’58
- Tallahassee, Fla.
- Emeritus Alumni Society President
- Communication & Advocacy Committee
- Programs & Alumni Networks Committee