J. G. Bannon

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J.G. Bannon
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Bannon at Maryland in 1892
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born May 1, 1874
Maryland
Died January 19, 1937(1937-01-19) (aged 62)
Jessup, Maryland
Playing career
1892–1894 Maryland
Position(s) End
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1894 Maryland
Head coaching record
Overall 4–3

Joseph George Bannon (May 1, 1874 – January 19, 1937) was an American college football coach. He served as the head coach at the Maryland Agricultural College (now the University of Maryland) in 1894.

Biography[edit]

Bannon was born in Maryland on May 1, 1874.[1] His great-grandfather was an officer in the rebellious Irish army during the Rebellion of 1798.[2] His father, Michael Bannon, was born in County Tyrone, Ireland in 1827 and emigrated to the United States, where he arrived in Baltimore in 1847 with only ten cents.[2] He worked as a teacher and eventually received an education in law and established a real estate business. Michael Bannon entered politics in Anne Arundel County and served as a Maryland State Senator.[2][3] His brother, James P. Bannon, was a prominent Anne Arundel County politician and lawyer.[4][5]

Bannon attended the Maryland Agricultural College (now the University of Maryland), where he played on the football team as an end from 1892 to 1894.[6] Bannon served as the head coach during the 1894 season and amassed a 4–3 record.[7] He graduated from Maryland with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1895.[8] Bannon died in Jessup, Maryland on January 19, 1937.[1]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Maryland Aggies (Maryland Intercollegiate Football Association) (1894)
1894 Maryland 4–3 2–2
Maryland: 4–3 2–2
Total: 4–3

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