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Thomas H. Bell
Sport(s)Football, lacrosse
Biographical details
Born (1944-08-02) August 2, 1944 (age 75)
Head coaching record
Overall95–102–6 (college football)
4–18 (college lacrosse)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
1 NEFC (1979)

Thomas H. Bell (born August 2, 1944) is an American football and lacrosse coach. He served as the head football coach at Plymouth State University (1972–1975), the University of New Haven (1976–1982), the United States Coast Guard Academy (1986–1992), and Macalester College (1994–1997), compiling a career college football record of 95–102–6. Bell was also the head men's larosse coach at New Haven from 1979 to 1980, tallying a mark of 4–18.

Coaching careerEdit

Bell was the head football coach for the Coast Guard Bears located in New London, Connecticut. He held that position for seven seasons, from 1986 until 1992. His coaching record at Coast Guard was 38 wins and 28 losses. Bell took over mostly losing football programs and was able to transform them into winners. During his career he was able to change the fortunes of Plymouth State University, the University of New Haven and the United States Coast Guard Academy. [1]

Head coaching recordEdit

College footballEdit

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Plymouth State Panthers (New England Football Conference) (1972–1975)
1972 Plymouth State 4–2–1
1973 Plymouth State 6–2
1974 Plymouth State 7–1–1
1975 Plymouth State 6–4
Plymouth State: 23–9–2
New Haven Chargers (New England Football Conference) (1976–1980)
1976 New Haven 1–8
1977 New Haven 3–6
1978 New Haven 6–3
1979 New Haven 8–0–1 1st
1980 New Haven 6–3–1
New Haven Chargers (NCAA Division II independent) (1981–1982)
1981 New Haven 4–4–2
1982 New Haven 4–6
New Haven: 32–30–4
Coast Guard Bears (NCAA Division III independent) (1986–1991)
1986 Coast Guard 4–5
1987 Coast Guard 6–2
1988 Coast Guard 9–1
1989 Coast Guard 5–4
1990 Coast Guard 4–5
1991 Coast Guard 6–3
Coast Guard Bears (Freedom Football Conference) (1992)
1992 Coast Guard 1–8
Coast Guard: 35–28
Macalester Scots (Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) (1994–1997)
1994 Macalester 0–10 0–9 10th
1995 Macalester 1–9 0–9 10th
1996 Macalester 3–7 2–7 T–7th
1997 Macalester 1–9 0–9 10th
Macalester: 5–35 2–34
Total: 95–102–6
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title
Indicates BCS bowl, Bowl Alliance or Bowl Coalition game.

ReferencesEdit

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