Prendergast pictured in Epitome 1946, Lehigh yearbook
|Born||August 25, 1902|
|Died||September 1967 (aged 65)|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|Head coaching record|
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Leo F. Prendergast (August 25, 1902 – September 1967) was an American football player and coach of football and basketball. He served as the head football coach at Lehigh University from 1943 to 1945, compiling a record of 3–15–1. Prendergast was the 20th football head coach for the Lehigh Mountain Hawks. Prendergast was also the head basketball coach at Lehigh from 1943 to 1946, tallying a mark of 9–41. He attended Lafayette College, where he played football as a lineman under Jock Sutherland, and from which he graduated in 1924. Prendergast had previously been the head football coach at Bethlehem High School (1927-1937), and after World War II was the line coach for the Bethlehem Bulldogs semi-professional football team.
Head coaching record
|Lehigh Engineers (Middle Three Conference) (1943–1945)|
- AP (June 18, 1943). "PRENDERGAST HEAD COACH; Lehigh Promotes Line Mentor—Plans to Continue Football". The New York Times. Retrieved October 29, 2011.
- Bethlehem Globe-Times, February 4, 1938
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