Ignatius M. Duffy
Biographical details
BornJanuary 27, 1875
Ann Arbor, Michigan
DiedOctober 6, 1958(1958-10-06) (aged 83)
Playing career
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Michigan (asst.)
Head coaching record
Overall3–1 (.750)
College Football Data Warehouse

Ignatius Michael Duffy (January 27, 1875[1] – October 6, 1958) was an American football coach. He served as the head coach at Alma College in 1895 and as an assistant coach at the University of Michigan in 1897. He played college football for one season at Michigan.


A native of Ann Arbor, Michigan, Duffy attended Ann Arbor High School.[2] He attended college at the University of Michigan. In 1895, while a student at Michigan, Duffy served as the head football coach for Alma College in Alma, Michigan.[3] His coaching record at Alma was 3 wins and 1 losses.[4] As of the conclusion of the 2010 season, this ranks him #19 at Alma in total wins and #5 at the school in winning percentage (.750).[5] He played on the football team as a fullback in 1896.[6] In 1897, he served as an assistant coach for the Michigan football team.[7] Duffy was a member of the Alpha Epsilon fraternity.[8] He spent only "a short time in college".[9] In 1902, Duffy was working as an electrician.[9] His brothers James E. Duffy and John Duffy also played football for Michigan.[9]

References Edit

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  2. Catalogue of the Ann Arbor High School for the Academic Year of 1894–1895, p. 33, Published by order of the Board of Education, 1895.
  3. Within our Bounds: A Centennial History of Alma College, p. 156, The College, 1986.
  4. Shafer, Ian. "Alma College (All seasons results)". College Football Reference. Retrieved November 25, 2010.
  5. DeLassus, David. "Alma Coaching Records". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved November 24, 2010.
  6. 1896 Football Team, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan, retrieved November 26, 2010.
  7. 1897 Football Team, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan, retrieved November 26, 2010.
  8. The Purple and Gold, Volume XXI, p. 153, 1904, Alpha Epsilon Fraternity.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 The Sixth Decennial Catalogue of the Chi Psi Fraternity, p. 282, 1902.

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