Ed Sweeney (American football)

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Ed Sweeney
Sport(s) Football
Current position
Title Associate head coach, defensive coordinator
Team Stevenson
Biographical details
Born (1949-04-26) April 26, 1949 (age 67)
Died 2017
Playing career
1968–1970 C.W. Post
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1975–1977 Saint Sebastian's (MA)
1978–1984 Boston University (AHC/DC)
1985–1992 Dickinson
1993–1995 Colgate
1996–1999 Frostburg State
2000–2007 Mount Ida
2011–present Stevenson (Assoc. HC/DC)
Head coaching record
Overall 114–110–4 (college)
15–5–1 (high school)
Accomplishments and honors
Atlantic Central Football Coach of the Year (1999)
Kodak Division II Coach of the Year (1989)

Edward F. Sweeney (born April 26, 1949) is an American football coach and former player, having been the head football coach at four different college and universities since 1985. He is one of the few coaches to achieve the mark of 100 wins with a 25–23 triumph at Maine Maritime Academy on September 11, 2004.[1]

Coaching career[edit]


Sweeney was the 33nd[clarification needed] head football coach for the Dickinson College Red Devils in Carlisle, Pennsylvania and he held that position for eight seasons, from 1985 until 1992.[2] His overall coaching record at Dickinson was 56 wins, 23 losses, and 3 ties. As of completion of the 2007 season, this ranks him second at Dickinson in terms of total wins and first at Dickinson in terms of winning percentage.[3] While at Dickinson in 1989, Sweeney was named the Kodak Division II Coach of the Year.[1]


Sweeney coached for three seasons at Colgate University from 1993 through the 1995 season, ending with an overall record of 6 wins and 26 losses with 1 tie. For his last season at Colgate, his team suffered a winless season with a record of 0-11.[4]

Frostburg State[edit]

After coaching at Colgate for three seasons, Sweeney was named the tenth head coach at Frostburg State University in Frostburg, Maryland.[5] He held this position from 1996 to 1999 and led his teams to accomplishing an overall record of 30 wins and 11 losses (.732). The 1996 team was the ECAC South Bowl Champion, while his 1999 squad won the Atlantic Central Football Conference Championship and also participated in the ECAC South Bowl. For his efforts, Sweeney was the Atlantic Central Football Coach of the Year in 1999.[1] As of completion of the 2007 season, his coaching record ranking at Frostburg is third in total wins and first in winning percentage.[6]

Mount Ida[edit]

Sweeney took over as head coach at NCAA Division III Mount Ida College in Newton, Massachusetts in the 2000 season. He was the second person to be the head coach at Mount Ida, as the program began in 1999 under head coach John Pappas. He resigned in January 2008. Sweeney's record at Mount Ida was 22 wins and 51 losses.[7]


On May 21, 2010, Sweeney was named defensive coordinator at Stevenson University in Stevenson, Maryland.[8] The Stevenson Mustangs are scheduled to begin their first-ever season of NCAA Division III football play in the 2011 season.[9]


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