American Football Database
Ed Cavanaugh
Biographical details
Born (1928-08-24) August 24, 1928 (age 93)
Playing career
Head coaching record

Ed Cavanaugh (born August 24, 1928) is a former American football player and coach. He was the head coach at Idaho State University in Pocatello from 1968 through 1971,[1] and at the United States Military Academy from 1980 to 1982, compiling a career college football record of .431.

Cavanaugh played college football at Duke University; he was a guard and graduated in 1951.[1]

In his third season at Idaho State in 1970, the university opened the indoor Minidome (now Holt Arena).

Coaching tree

Assistant coaches under Ed Cavanaugh who became NCAA head coaches:

Head coaching record

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Idaho State Bengals (Big Sky Conference) (1968–1971)
1968 Idaho State 4–5 1–3 4th
1969 Idaho State 5–5 2–2 3rd
1970 Idaho State 5–5 3–2 2nd
1971 Idaho State 6–4 2–3 5th
Idaho State: 20–19 8–10
Army Cadets (NCAA Division I-A independent) (1980–1982)
1980 Army 3–7–1
1981 Army 3–7–1
1982 Army 4–7
Army: 10–21–2
Total: 30–40–2
Indicates BCS bowl, Bowl Alliance or Bowl Coalition game.