Clement J. McNaspy

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Clement J. McNaspy
Clement J. McNaspy.jpg
Clement J. McNaspy, from 1922 Southwestern Louisiana Institute Photographs collection
Sport(s) Football, baseball, basketball
Biographical details
Born April 20, 1882
Kansas
Died December 15, 1933(1933-12-15) (aged 51)
Louisiana
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Southwestern Louisiana
Head coaching record
Statistics
College Football Data Warehouse

Clement James "C. J." McNaspy (April 20, 1882 – December 15, 1933) was an American football, baseball, and basketball coach and college athletics administrator. He served as the head football, baseball, and basketball coach and athletic director at Southwestern Louisiana Institute, now University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

Early years[edit]

McNaspy was born in Kansas in 1882. At the time of the 1900 United States Census, he was living in Union Township, Dickinson County, Kansas, with his mother Anna McNaspy and four younger siblings, and working as a farm laborer.[1]

Coaching career[edit]

McNaspy spent his adult life as a teacher, athletic coach, and athletic administrator at Southwestern Louisiana Institute, now University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He was the school's first athletic director and coached three of the school's basketball, football and baseball teams. He was the basketball coach at Southwest Louisiana for five years from 1911 to 1915 and compiled a record of 23-19. In seven years as the school's football record, he compiled a record of 36-17-4 (0.667).[2] McNaspy Stadium, built in 1940 at the university, was named for McNaspy.

Family[edit]

McNaspy was married in 1909 to Agnes Aimee Thibodaux. At the time of the 1910 United States Census, he was living with Agnes in Lafayette.[3] In a draft registration card dated September 12, 1918, McNaspy indicated that he was a teacher at Southwest Louisiana Industrial Institute.[4] At the time of the 1920 United States Census, he was living in Lafayette with Agnes and their two children, C. J. and Agnes, and his occupation was listed as a teacher at the State Institute.[5] At the time of the 1930 United States Census, he was living in Lafayette with Agnes and their two children, C. J. and Agnes, and his occupation was listed as a teacher at the State College.[6]

McNaspy died in December 1933 at age 51.[7]

McNaspy's son, C. J. McNaspy, Jr., was a Jesuit priest, musicologist, educator, author, and dean at Loyola University New Orleans.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Census entry for Anna McNaspy and family. Ancestry.com. 1900 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Year: 1900; Census Place: Union, Dickinson, Kansas; Roll: 478; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 44; FHL microfilm: 1240478.
  2. ^ http://www.databasefootball.com/College/coaches/coachpage.htm?coachid=3350
  3. ^ Census entry for Clement McNaspy. Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Year: 1910; Census Place: Lafayette, Lafayette, Louisiana; Roll: T624_516; Page: 38A; Enumeration District: 0070; File: 1313; FHL microfilm: 1374529.
  4. ^ Draft registration card for Clement James McNaspy, born April 20, 1882, residing in Lafayette, Louisiana, married to Agnes Aimee Thibodeaux McNaspy. Ancestry.com. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 [database on-line]. Registration Location: Lafayette County, Louisiana; Roll: 1684808; Draft Board: 0.
  5. ^ Census entry for Clement J. McNaspy and family. Ancestry.com. 1920 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Year: 1920; Census Place: Lafayette, Lafayette, Louisiana; Roll: T625_615; Page: 16A; Enumeration District: 35; File: 929.
  6. ^ Census entry for Clement J. McNaspy and family. Ancestry.com. 1930 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Year: 1930; Census Place: Lafayette, Lafayette, Louisiana; Roll: 797; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 12; File: 908.0; FHL microfilm: 2340532.
  7. ^ Death record for Clement J. McNaspy, born 1882, died December 15, 1933 at Lafayette parish. Ancestry.com. Louisiana Statewide Death Index, 1900-1949 [database on-line].