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Thomas McFadden
Sport(s)Football
Biographical details
Born(1878-04-24)April 24, 1878
Placentia, California
DiedFebruary 27, 1963(1963-02-27)
Playing career
Position(s)End
Head coaching record
Overall12–11–2

Thomas Lewis McFadden (April 24, 1878 – February 27, 1963) was an American college football player at Stanford University who was also a football coach at Pacific University, Oregon Agricultural College, and DePauw University.

Early life and careerEdit

McFadden was born to William and Sarah McFadden, who were among the early settlers in Placentia, California.[1][2]

He attended Fullerton Union High School, and graduated from Stanford University in 1900 where he played on the school's football team.[2][3] He attended Stanford Law School, and was admitted to the bar in 1903.[2][4]

College coaching careerEdit

While enrolled at law school, McFadden began coaching college football, first at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon for the 1901 and 1902 seasons, earning a record of 0–1–1 the first season and 2–4 the second for an overall record 2–5–1.[2][5] In 1903, McFadden coached one season at Oregon Agricultural College[6] with a record of 2–4–1.[2][7][8] In 1904, McFadden coached one season for DePauw, ending with a record of 8–2.[2][9]

After footballEdit

McFadden worked as an attorney in Bellingham, Washington from 1908 to 1912, when he married Lucana Forster and returned to Placentia to continue his practice.[2] He died on February 27, 1963 at the age of 84. He was buried in Fullerton, California.[10]

Head coaching recordEdit

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Pacific Boxers (Independent) (1901–1902)
1901 Pacific 0–1–1
1902 Pacific 2–4
Pacific: 2–5–1
Oregon Agricultural Aggies (Independent) (1903)
1903 Oregon Agricultural 2–4–1
Oregon Agricultural: 2–4–1
DePauw Tigers (Independent) (1904)
1904 DePauw 8–2
DePauw: 8–2
Total: 12–11–2
Indicates BCS bowl, Bowl Alliance or Bowl Coalition game.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Placentia official website". Placentia.org. http://www.placentia.org/index.aspx?nid=178. Retrieved September 10, 2010.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Armor, Samuel (1921). "History of Orange County, California". Los Angeles, California: Historic Records Company. http://www.cabio.000space.com/Orange-1921-853-982.htm. Retrieved September 10, 2010.
  3. "Stanford Football Media Guide". p. 188. http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/stan/sports/m-footbl/auto_pdf/09FB-history.pdf. Retrieved September 10, 2010.
  4. "Thomas Lewis McFadden". State Bar of California. http://members.calbar.ca.gov/search/member_advr.aspx?lnm=e&lnq=McFadden&fnm=e&fnq=Thomas&mnm=l&mnq=&fmm=l&fmq=&cim=e&ciq=Placentia&st=&zp=&dt=&co=. Retrieved September 14, 2010.
  5. "Pacific University - 1902". College Football Reference. Archived from the original on March 3, 2016. https://web.archive.org/web/20160303190117/http://cfreference.net/cfr/school.s?id=870&season=1902. Retrieved September 10, 2010.
  6. "McFadden coaching the farmers". The Morning Oregonian: p. 7. November 18, 1903. https://oregonnews.uoregon.edu/lccn/sn83025138/1903-11-18/ed-1/seq-7/.
  7. "Oregon State University - 1903". College Football Reference. Archived from the original on March 3, 2016. https://web.archive.org/web/20160303173717/http://cfreference.net/cfr/school.s?id=723&season=1903. Retrieved September 10, 2010.
  8. "19 Coaches Listed on Aggies Record". The Sunday Oregonian: p. 73. October 30, 1927.
  9. "Coaching Record: McFadden". College Football Data Warehouse. http://www.cfbdatawarehouse.com/data/coaching/alltime_coach_game_by_game.php?coachid=4580&year=1904. Retrieved September 10, 2010.
  10. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/109024021/thomas-lewis-mcfadden

External linksEdit

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