John A. H. Keith
Keith pictured in Norther 1900, Northern Illinois yearbook
Sport(s)Football, basketball
Biographical details
Born(1869-11-28)November 28, 1869
Homer, Illinois
DiedFebruary 22, 1931(1931-02-22) (aged 61)
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Alma materIllinois State Normal University (1894)[1]
Harvard College (A.M. 1900)
Playing career
Head coaching record
Overall25–7–7 (football)
13–7 (basketball)

John Alexander Hull Keith (November 28, 1869 – February 22, 1931) was an American educator as well as an American football and basketball coach.[2][3] He served as the head football coach at Northern Illinois State Normal School—now known as Northern Illinois University–from 1899 to 1903 and at Illinois State Normal University—now known as Illinois State University—in 1907, compiling a career college football record of 25–7–7. Keith was also the head basketball coach at Northern Illinois from 1900 to 1902 and again in 1904–05, tallying a mark of 13–7 in three seasons. He also taught at the school as a professor of pedagogy and as an assistant professor of psychology.[4][5]

Keith died as his home in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on February 22, 1931.[6]

Head coaching recordEdit


Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Northern Illinois State Normal (Independent) (1899–1903)
1899 Northern Illinois State Normal 1–0–2
1900 Northern Illinois State Normal 2–2–2
1901 Northern Illinois State Normal 6–1
1902 Northern Illinois State Normal 5–1–1
1903 Northern Illinois State Normal 3–3
Northern Illinois State Normal: 17–7–5
Illinois State Redbirds (Independent) (1907)
1907 Illinois State 8–0–2
Illinois State: 8–0–2
Total: 25–7–7
Indicates BCS bowl, Bowl Alliance or Bowl Coalition game.


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