John McKenna (American football)

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John McKenna
John McKenna.jpeg
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1914-11-12)November 12, 1914
Lawrence, Massachusetts
Died March 31, 2007(2007-03-31) (aged 94)
Decatur, Georgia
Playing career
1935–1937 Villanova
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1946
1947–1948
1949–1951
1952
1953–1965
Malvern Prep (PA)
Villanova (assistant)
Loyola Los Angeles (assistant)
VMI (assistant)
VMI
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
1972–1979 Georgia Tech (associate AD)
Head coaching record
Overall 62–60–8 (college)
Statistics
College Football Data Warehouse
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
4 SoCon (1957, 1959–1960, 1962)

John McKenna (November 12, 1914 – March 31, 2007) was an American football player, coach, and college athletics administrator. He served as the head football coach at the Virginia Military Institute for thirteen seasons, from 1953 until 1965, compiling a record of 62–60–8. McKenna's teams won four Southern Conference championships and his 62 wins are the most of any coach in VMI Keydets football history. McKenna died on March 31, 2007 at his home in Decatur, Georgia.[1]

He was inducted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame in 2007.

Head coaching record[edit]

College[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
VMI Keydets (Southern Conference) (1953–1964)
1953 VMI 5–5 3–3 T–5th
1954 VMI 4–6 4–3 5th
1955 VMI 1–9 1–6 9th
1956 VMI 3–6–1 2–3–1 5th
1957 VMI 9–0–1 6–0 1st
1958 VMI 6–2–2 2–2–1 4th
1959 VMI 8–1–1 5–0–1 3rd
1960 VMI 7–2–1 4–1 3rd
1961 VMI 6–4 4–2 3rd
1962 VMI 6–4 6–0 3rd
1963 VMI 3–5–2 3–1–2 3rd
1964 VMI 1–9 1–4 T–8th
1965 VMI 3–7 3–2 4th
VMI: 62–60–8 44–27–5
Total: 62–60–8
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Longtime Tech Administrator [sic] John McKenna Dies at 92". Georgia Tech Official Athletic Site. CBS Interactive. April 4, 2007. Retrieved January 15, 2011. 

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