Pilney pictured in Jambalaya 1955, Tulane yearbook
January 13, 1913|
|Died||September 15, 1996
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
Washington University (backfield)
|Head coaching record|
College Football Data Warehouse
January 13, 1913|
|Died: September 15, 1996
|Batted: Right||Threw: Right|
|June 12, 1936 for the Boston Bees|
|Last MLB appearance|
|June 26, 1936 for the Boston Bees|
Antone James "Andy" Pilney (January 19, 1913 – September 15, 1996) was an American football coach and player of football and baseball. He played football and baseball at the University of Notre Dame in the mid-1930s and then professional baseball from 1936 to 1939. Pilney had a three-game stint in Major League Baseball with the Boston Bees in July 1936. He served as the head football coach at Tulane University from 1954 to 1961, compiling a record of 25–49–6.
College playing career
Pilney played football as a halfback at Notre Dame. In 1935, he led the Irish to a come-from-behind win against top-ranked Ohio State in a contest considered to be a "Game of the Century". Pilney was selected by the Detroit Lions in the third round (26th overall pick) of the 1936 NFL Draft.
Professional baseball career
Pilney began his professional baseball career in 1936 as an outfielder. While he spent most of the season with the minor league Syracuse Chiefs, he played three games with the Boston Bees in July. He appeared twice as a pinch hitter and once as a pinch runner, but did not play the field. He continued to play in the minors until 1939.
Head coaching record
|Tulane Green Wave (Southeastern Conference) (1954–1961)|
- Andy Pilney at the College Football Data Warehouse
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)