E. T. MacDonnell
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MacDonnell pictured in The Howler 1918, Wake Forest yearbook
Sport(s)Football, basketball, baseball
Biographical details
Born(1886-08-09)August 9, 1886
Hamilton, New York
DiedMarch 30, 1956(1956-03-30) (aged 69)
McColl, South Carolina
Head coaching record
Overall15–13–2 (football)
4–12 (basketball)
9–3 (baseball)

Edward Thomas MacDonnell (August 9, 1886 – March 30, 1956) was an American football, basketball, and baseball coach.[1] He served as the head football coach at Louisiana State University (LSU) from 1914 to 1916[2] and at Wake Forest University for one season in 1917, compiling a career college football record of 15–13–2. MacDonnell was also the head basketball coach at Wake Forest for the 1917–18 season, tallying a mark of 4–12, and the school's head baseball coach in the spring of 1918, notching a record of 9–3. MacDonald was an alumnus of Colgate University, graduating in 1910. He was a member of Phi Gamma Delta.[3]

Head coaching recordEdit


Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
LSU Tigers (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1914–1916)
1914 LSU 4–4–1 0–1–1
1915 LSU 6–2 3–1
1916 LSU 4–1* 0–1*
LSU: 14–7–1 3–3–1 *Last five games of season were coached by Irving Pray and Dana X. Bible.
Wake Forest Baptists (Independent) (1917)
1917 Wake Forest 1–6–1
Wake Forest: 1–6–1
Total: 15–13–2
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title
Indicates BCS bowl, Bowl Alliance or Bowl Coalition game.


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