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Harry J. O'Brien
Biographical details
Born(1884-10-31)October 31, 1884
New Haven, Connecticut
DiedAugust 23, 1955(1955-08-23) (aged 71)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Playing career
Position(s)Quarterback
Head coaching record
Overall25–51–6 (football)
42–37 (basketball)
3–9 (baseball)

Harry Joseph O'Brien (October 31, 1884 – August 23, 1955)[1][2], nicknamed "Shorty", was an American football, basketball, and baseball coach. He was the fifth head football coach for The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, serving for five seasons, from 1916 to 1918 and from 1920 to 1921, compiling a record of 14–15–4.[3] O'Brien also coached basketball and baseball for The Citadel for two seasons during World War I. He tallied a record of 6–2 in basketball and 3–9 in baseball.[4] O'Brien died of coronary thrombosis on August 23, 1955, at his home in Philadelphia.[5][6]

Head coaching record

Football

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Gettysburg Bullets (Independent) (1914–1915)
1914 Gettysburg 1–6–2
1915 Gettysburg 3–6
Gettysburg: 4–12–2
The Citadel Bulldogs (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1916–1918)
1916 The Citadel 6–1–1 4–1
1917 The Citadel 3–3 1–3
1918 The Citadel 0–2–1 0–1–1
The Citadel Bulldogs (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1920–1921)
1920 The Citadel 2–6 1–5
1921 The Citadel 3–3–2 2–3–1
The Citadel: 14–15–4 8–13–2
Drexel Dragons (Independent) (1922–1925)
1922 Drexel 2–4
1923 Drexel 2–6
1924 Drexel 2–7
1925 Drexel 1–7
Drexel: 7–24
Total: 25–51–6
Indicates BCS bowl, Bowl Alliance or Bowl Coalition game.

See also

References

  1. U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
  2. U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942
  3. Citadel Coaching Records Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Webarchive/data' not found.
  4. The Citadel Basketball 2010–11 Media Guide Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Webarchive/data' not found.
  5. Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1966
  6. "Shorty O'Brien Dies". The Evening Sun (Hanover, Pennsylvania): p. 18. August 26, 1955. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/13853264/the_evening_sun/.
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