T. T. McConnell
McConnell pictured in Debris 1914 Purdue yearbook
Sport(s)Football, baseball
Biographical details
Born(1888-08-26)August 26, 1888
Springfield, Missouri
DiedFebruary 9, 1970(1970-02-09) (aged 81)
Springfield, Missouri
Alma materPurdue University
Playing career
Coaching career (HC unless noted)



Head coaching record
Overall12–8–3 (football)
10–5 (baseball)
College Football Data Warehouse

Thomas Thurmon (or Thurman) McConnell was an American football and baseball coach. He served as the head football coach at Doane College in Nebraska in 1914 and at the University of Arkansas from 1915 to 1916, compiling a career college football record of 12–8–3. McConnell was also the head baseball coach at Arkansas in 1916, tallying a mark of 10–5. He was born in Springfield, Missouri in 1888.[1]

He was an alumnus of Purdue University, graduating in the calss of 1914 with a B.S. in agriculture.[2][3]

He died in 1970 in Springfield. His wife, Mary died in 1983. They are both interred at Maple Park Cemetery in Springfield.[4]

Coaching careerEdit

Doane CollegeEdit

McConnell was the 15th head football coach at Doane College located in Crete, Nebraska and he held that position for the 1914 season. His coaching record at Doane was 4 wins, 2 losses, and 2 ties. As of the conclusion of the 2007 season, this ranks him 17th at Doane in total wins and seventh at Doane in winning percentage (.625).[5]

University of ArkansasEdit

McConnell served as the head coach of the University of Arkansas college football program in 1915 and 1916.

Drury CollegeEdit

McConnell also was director of athletics at Drury College in Missouri.[6]

Head coaching recordEdit

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Doane Tigers (Independent) (1914)
1914 Doane 4–2–2
Doane: 4–2–2
Arkansas Razorbacks (Southwest Conference) (1915–1916)
1915 Arkansas 4–2–1 1–1 T–3rd
1916 Arkansas 4–4 0–2 T–5th
Arkansas: 8–6–1 1–3
Total: 12–8–3


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