Leo Prendergast
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Prendergast pictured in Epitome 1946, Lehigh yearbook
Sport(s)Football, basketball
Biographical details
BornAugust 25, 1902
DiedSeptember 1967 (aged 65)
Playing career
Head coaching record
Overall3–15–1 (football)
9–41 (basketball)

Leo F. Prendergast (August 25, 1902 – September 1967) was an American football player and coach of football and basketball. He served as the head football coach at Lehigh University from 1943 to 1945, compiling a record of 3–15–1. Prendergast was the 20th football head coach for the Lehigh Mountain Hawks. Prendergast was also the head basketball coach at Lehigh from 1943 to 1946, tallying a mark of 9–41. He attended Lafayette College, where he played football as a lineman under Jock Sutherland, and from which he graduated in 1924.[1] Prendergast had previously been the head football coach at Bethlehem High School (1927–1937), and after World War II was the line coach for the Bethlehem Bulldogs semi-professional football team.[2]

Head coaching recordEdit

College footballEdit

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Lehigh Engineers (Middle Three Conference) (1943–1945)
1943 Lehigh 0–5–1
1944 Lehigh 0–6
1945 Lehigh 2–4
Lehigh: 3–15–1
Total: 3–15–1
Indicates BCS bowl, Bowl Alliance or Bowl Coalition game.


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