H. G. Hadden
File:Harry Hadden.jpg
Biographical details
BornAugust 30, 1874
DiedOctober 13, 1945(1945-10-13) (aged 71)
Playing career
Notre Dame
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Notre Dame
Michigan (assistant)
Head coaching record
College Football Data Warehouse

Harry Graydon Hadden (August 30, 1874 – October 13, 1945)[1] was an American football player and coach. Hadden was born in 1874 and raised in the Englewood section of Chicago.[2] He graduated from the University of Michigan Law Department with an LLB degree in 1895. While attending law school, Hadden played tackle for the 1894 Michigan Wolverines football team. Following a tour with the Chicago Athletic Club, he transferred to Notre Dame, where he not only coached the football team in 1895, but also inserted himself into the lineup during a loss to Indianapolis Artillery.[3] He served as the head coach at the University of Notre Dame in 1895, tallying a mark of 3–1. He returned to Michigan as an assistant coach in 1899.[4] In 1902, he was employed by the Knickerbocker Ice Company in Chicago.[5] As of 1912, he was employed as a sales agent in Kenilworth, Illinois.[6] At the time of his registration for the draft in 1918, Hadden was living and working in Washington, D.C., as Assistant Supervisor of the U.S. Shipping Board, Emergency Fleet Corp.[7] He suffered burns on his face and hands in a fire at a two-story building in Washington, D.C., in November 1918.[8] As of 1941, he was retired and living in New York City.[9]

Head coaching recordEdit

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Notre Dame Fighting Irish (Independent) (1895)
1895 Notre Dame 3–1
Notre Dame: 3–1
Total: 3–1


  1. Bentley Historical Library Necrology File.
  2. "HE WAS TOO STRONG: U. of M. Student Who Didn't Like to be Dunned". Detroit Free Press. June 29, 1895.,+1895&author=&pub=Detroit+Free+Press+(1858-1922)&desc=HE+WAS+TOO+STRONG.&pqatl=google.
  3. Karen Croake Heisler (2006). Fighting Irish: Legends, Lists and Lore. Sports Publishing LLC. p. 10.
  4. Kryk, John (2004). Natural Enemies: Major College Football's Oldest, Fiercest Rivalry. Taylor Trade Publications. pp. 25. ISBN 1-58979-090-1.
  5. General catalogue of officers and students, 1837-1901 By University of Michigan, p. 307.
  6. General Catalogue of officers and students, 1837-1911 By University of Michigan, p. 462.
  7. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918; Registration Location: Washington County, District of Columbia; Roll: 1556837; Draft Board: 7.
  8. Report of the government of the District of Columbia. p. 324.
  9. Law school alumni directory, 1860-1941, University of Michigan Law School, 1941, p. 115.

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