D. Leo Daley
Daley pictured in Sub Turri 1916, Boston College yearbook
March 26, 1895|
|Died||August 19, 1979
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|Boston English HS (MA)
|Head coaching record|
Daley was a three-year starter at guard and elected captain as a sophomore in 1913. He also earned varsity letters in track and baseball. In 1927, he became the first BC graduate to become full-time head football coach. He had been the football coach at English High School of Boston and was given a one-year contract. Despite losing four-year starting quarterback Joe McKenney and having only 12 returning lettermen, Daley coached his team to a respectable 4–4 record. Daley, however, decided to return to coaching at English after his only season as BC coach as was replaced by assistant Joe McKenney.
Daley later worked as a college football official. He was the umpire at the 1948 Cotton Bowl Classic. Daley also served as an assistant superintendent for the Boston Public School system and as President of the Boston College Varsity Club. He was inducted into the Boston College Varsity Club Athletic Hall of Fame in 1978.
Head coaching record
|Boston College Eagles (Independent) (1927)|
- AP (December 25, 1926). "DALEY CHOSEN COACH AT BOSTON COLLEGE; Alumnus is Selected to Succeed Cavanaugh as the Head Football Mentor". The New York Times. Retrieved October 25, 2011.
- AP (December 21, 1947). "Curtis Cotton Bowl Referee". The New York Times. Retrieved October 25, 2011.
- Full text of "Report"
- Player Bio: D. Leo Daley - BCEAGLES.COM - Boston College Official Athletic Site
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