|Born||April 28, 1876|
|Died||August 29, 1933 (aged 57)|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
Denver Athletic Club
Holy Cross (MA)
Worcester Academy (MA)
|Head coaching record|
College Football Data Warehouse
Frank W. "The Iron Major" Cavanaugh (April 28, 1876 – August 29, 1933) was an American football player and coach. He served as the head coach at the University of Cincinnati (1898), the College of the Holy Cross (1903–1905), Dartmouth College (1911–1916), Boston College (1919–1926), and Fordham University (1927–1932), compiling a career college football record of 145–48–17. Cavanaugh was born in Worcester, Massachusetts and played football as an end at Dartmouth from 1896 to 1897. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a coach in 1954.
He was played by Pat O'Brien in the 1943 RKO film The Iron Major.
Head coaching record
|Cincinnati Bearcats (Independent) (1898)|
|Holy Cross Crusaders (Independent) (1903–1905)|
|Dartmouth Indians (Independent) (1911–1916)|
|Boston College Eagles (Independent) (1919–1926)|
|Fordham Rams (Independent) (1927–1932)|
- Inside Football (1919)
- Reid Oslin, Doug Flutie (2004). Tales from the Boston College Sideline. Sports Publishing LLC. ISBN 1-58261-546-2. http://books.google.com/books?id=jfwyQ4CG1fcC&pg=PA33&lpg=PA33&dq=Leo+Daley+Boston+English+&source=web&ots=aM0L_228n-&sig=zgN_Dig8JiHWjBcab_ZHa1P_x7w&hl=en#PPA35,M1.
- Frank Cavanaugh at the College Football Hall of Fame
- Frank Cavanaugh at the College Football Data Warehouse
- The Iron Major at the Internet Movie Database