Joe Sheeketski
Biographical details
Born(1908-04-15)April 15, 1908
DiedApril 22, 1995(1995-04-22) (aged 87)
Playing career
Head coaching record

Joseph L. Sheeketski (April 15, 1908 – April 22, 1995) was an American football player, coach, and college athletics administrator. He served as the head football coach at the College of the Holy Cross from 1939 to 1941 and at the University of Nevada, Reno from 1947 to 1950, compiling a career college football record of 39–29–3.

Early life and playing careerEdit

Sheeketski attended prep school in Shadyside, Ohio. He played halfback at the University of Notre Dame from 1930 to 1932 and graduated from the university in 1933.[1]

Coaching careerEdit

From 1933 to 1938, Sheeketski served as the backfield coach at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, working under fellow Notre Dame alumnus, Eddie Anderson. Sheeketski succeeded Anderson as head coach in 1939 when Anderson left for the University of Iowa. Sheeketski was a special agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation from 1942 to 1945. After World War II, Sheeketski returned to his alma mater as an assistant football coach for part of the 1945 season. The following year, he reunited with Anderson at Iowa and coached the line for the Hawkeyes.[1]

Head coaching recordEdit

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Holy Cross Crusaders (Independent) (1939–1941)
1939 Holy Cross 7–2
1940 Holy Cross 4–5–1
1941 Holy Cross 4–4–2
Holy Cross: 15–11–3
Nevada Wolf Pack (Independent) (1947–1950)
1947 Nevada 9–2 W Salad
1948 Nevada 9–2 L Harbor
1949 Nevada 5–5
1950 Nevada 1–9
Nevada: 24–18
Total: 39–29–3
Indicates BCS bowl, Bowl Alliance or Bowl Coalition game.


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