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D. Leo Daley
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Daley pictured in Sub Turri 1916, Boston College yearbook
Playing career
1912–1915Boston College
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Boston English HS (MA)
Boston College
Head coaching record
College Football Data Warehouse

Daniel Leo Daley was an American football player and coach. He served as the head football coach at Boston College in 1927, compiling a record of 4–4.

Daley was a three-year starter at guard and elected captain as a sophomore in 1913. He also earned varsity letters in track and baseball. In 1927, he became the first BC graduate to become full-time head football coach. He had been the football coach at English High School of Boston and was given a one-year contract.[1] Despite losing four-year starting quarterback Joe McKenney and having only 12 returning lettermen, Daley coached his team to a respectable 4–4 record. Daley, however, decided to return to coaching at English after his only season as BC coach as was replaced by assistant Joe McKenney.

Daley later worked as a college football official. He was the umpire at the Cotton Bowl Classic in 1948.[2] Daley also served as an assistant superintendent for the Boston Public School system[3] and as President of the Boston College Varsity Club. He was inducted into the Boston College Varsity Club Athletic Hall of Fame in 1978.[4]

Head coaching record

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Boston College Eagles (Independent) (1927)
1927 Boston College 4–4
Boston College: 4–4
Total: 4–4


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