|Born||August 25, 1910|
San Antonio, Texas
|Died||September 13, 1974 (aged 64)|
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|Texas Tech (backfield)|
Boston College (assistant)
Notre Dame (backfield)
|Administrative career (AD unless noted)|
|1960–1961||Boston Patriots (GM)|
|Head coaching record|
College Football Data Warehouse
Edward Clark Timothy McKeever (August 25, 1910 – September 13, 1974) was an American football player, coach, and executive. He served as the head football coach at the University of Notre Dame (1944) and Cornell University (1945–1946) and the University of San Francisco (1947), compiling a career college football record of 25–12–1. From 1960 to 1961, McKeever was the general manager of the American Football League's Boston Patriots
A native of Texas, McKeever originally attended Notre Dame in 1930 and 1931 and transferred to Texas Tech University, where he played football from 1932 to 1934. He launched his coaching career in 1935 as backfield coach at Texas Tech, where he remained through 1938. In 1939 and 1940, McKeever was on Frank Leahy's staff at Boston College. He came to Notre Dame along with Leahy in 1941 and served as an assistant through 1943, and was named interim head coach in 1944 when Leahy entered the United States Navy. McKeever gained a spot in the Notre Dame record books by presiding over the worst defeat in school history, a 59–0 rout by Army. in 1945, McKeever moved on to Cornell as head coach, where he remained for two seasons. In 1947, he became head coach at the University of San Francisco and the following season served as head coach of the Chicago Rockets of the All-America Football Conference. In 1949, he joined the staff at LSU and in 1960 became general manager of the Boston Patriots.
McKeever died on September 13, 1974.
Head coaching recordEdit
|Notre Dame Fighting Irish (Independent) (1944)|
|Cornell Big Red (Independent) (1945–1946)|
|San Francisco Dons (Independent) (1947)|
|#Rankings from final AP Poll.|
- ↑ "Edward C. "Ed" McKeever Records by Year". College Football Data Warehouse. http://www.cfbdatawarehouse.com/data/coaching/alltime_coach_year_by_year.php?coachid=1557. Retrieved 2007-12-01.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 "McKeever Dies". The Times-News. AP (Hendersonville, N.C.): p. 8. 1974-09-14. http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=aBsaAAAAIBAJ&sjid=eCQEAAAAIBAJ&pg=3749,1061173&dq=ed-mckeever+notre-dame&hl=en. Retrieved 2010-10-02.
- Edward McKeever at the College Football Data Warehouse
- Edward McKeever at Pro-Football-Reference.com
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