H. G. Hadden

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H. G. Hadden
Harry Hadden.jpg
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1874-08-30)August 30, 1874
Died October 13, 1945(1945-10-13) (aged 71)
Playing career
1894 Michigan
1895 Notre Dame
Position(s) Tackle
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1895 Notre Dame
1899 Michigan (assistant)
Head coaching record
Overall 3–1

Harry Graydon Hadden (August 30, 1874 – October 13, 1945)[1] was an American football player and coach. Hadden was born in 1874 and raised in the Englewood section of Chicago.[2] He graduated from the University of Michigan Law Department with an LLB degree in 1895. While attending law school, Hadden played tackle for the 1894 Michigan Wolverines football team. Following a tour with the Chicago Athletic Club, he transferred to Notre Dame, where he not only coached the football team in 1895, but also inserted himself into the lineup during a loss to Indianapolis Artillery.[3] He served as the head coach at the University of Notre Dame in 1895, tallying a mark of 3–1. He returned to Michigan as an assistant coach in 1899.[4] In 1902, he was employed by the Knickerbocker Ice Company in Chicago.[5] As of 1912, he was employed as a sales agent in Kenilworth, Illinois.[6] At the time of his registration for the draft in 1918, Hadden was living and working in Washington, D.C., as Assistant Supervisor of the U.S. Shipping Board, Emergency Fleet Corp.[7] He suffered burns on his face and hands in a fire at a two-story building in Washington, D.C., in November 1918.[8] As of 1941, he was retired and living in New York City.[9]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Notre Dame (Independent) (1895)
1895 Notre Dame 3–1
Notre Dame: 3–1
Total: 3–1


  1. ^ Bentley Historical Library Necrology File.
  2. ^ "HE WAS TOO STRONG: U. of M. Student Who Didn't Like to be Dunned". Detroit Free Press. June 29, 1895. 
  3. ^ Karen Croake Heisler (2006). Fighting Irish: Legends, Lists and Lore. Sports Publishing LLC. p. 10. 
  4. ^ Kryk, John (2004). Natural Enemies: Major College Football's Oldest, Fiercest Rivalry. Taylor Trade Publications. p. 25. ISBN 1-58979-090-1. 
  5. ^ General catalogue of officers and students, 1837-1901 By University of Michigan, p. 307.
  6. ^ General Catalogue of officers and students, 1837-1911 By University of Michigan, p. 462.
  7. ^ Ancestry.com. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918; Registration Location: Washington County, District of Columbia; Roll: 1556837; Draft Board: 7.
  8. ^ Report of the government of the District of Columbia. p. 324. 
  9. ^ Law school alumni directory, 1860-1941, University of Michigan Law School, 1941, p. 115.

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