E. T. MacDonnell

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E. T. MacDonnell
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MacDonnell pictured in The Howler 1918, Wake Forest yearbook
Sport(s) Football, basketball, baseball
Biographical details
Born (1886-08-09)August 9, 1886
Hamilton, New York
Died March 30, 1956(1956-03-30) (aged 69)
McColl, South Carolina
Playing career
1906–1909 Colgate
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1914–1916 LSU
1917 Wake Forest
1917–1918 Wake Forest
1918 Wake Forest
Head coaching record
Overall 15–13–2 (football)
4–12 (basketball)
9–3 (baseball)

Edward Thomas MacDonnell (August 9, 1886 – March 30, 1956) was an American football, basketball, and baseball coach.[1] He served as the head football coach at Louisiana State University (LSU) from 1914 to 1916 and at Wake Forest University for one season in 1917, compiling a career college football record of 115–13–2. MacDonnell was also the head basketball coach at Wake Forest for the 1917–18 season, tallying a mark of 4–12, and the school's head baseball coach in the spring of 1918, notching a record of 9–3. MacDonald was an alumnus of Colgate University, graduating in 1910. He was a member of Phi Gamma Delta.[2]

Head coaching record[edit]


Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
LSU Tigers (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1914–1916)
1914 LSU 4–4–1 0–1–1
1915 LSU 6–2 3–1
1916 LSU 4–1* 0–1*
LSU: 14–7–1 3–3–1 *Last five games of season were coached by Irving Pray and Dana X. Bible.
Wake Forest Baptists (Independent) (1917)
1917 Wake Forest 1–6–1
Wake Forest: 1–6–1
Total: 15–13–2


  1. ^ "Person Details for Edward Thomas Macdonnell, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918" — FamilySearch.org". familysearch.org. Retrieved 2015-04-14. 
  2. ^ The Phi Gamma Delta. Board of Trustees of the Fraternity of Phi Gamma Delta. 1956. Retrieved 2015-04-14.