John A. H. Keith

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John A. H. Keith
Keith pictured in Norther 1900, Northern Illinois yearbook
Sport(s) Football, basketball
Biographical details
Born (1869-11-28)November 28, 1869
Homer, Illinois
Died February 22, 1931(1931-02-22) (aged 61)
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Alma mater Harvard College (A.M. 1900)
Playing career
1899–1900 Northern Illinois
Position(s) Quarterback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1899–1903 Northern Illinois
1907 Illinois State
1900–1902 Northern Illinois
1904–1905 Northern Illinois
Head coaching record
Overall 25–6–7 (football)
13–7 (basketball)

John Alexander Hull Keith (November 28, 1869 – February 22, 1931) was an American educator as well as an American football and basketball coach.[1][2] He served as the head football coach at Northern Illinois University from 1899 to 1903 and at Illinois State University in 1907, compiling a career college football record of 25–6–7. Keith was also the head basketball coach at Northern Illinois from 1900 to 1902 and again in 1904–05, tallying a mark of 13–7 in three seasons. He also taught at the school as a professor of pedagogy and as an assistant professor of psychology.[3][4]

Keith died as his home in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on February 22, 1931.[5]


  1. ^ Harvard Alumni Directory. 1934. Retrieved August 22, 2015. 
  2. ^ Leonard, J.W.; Marquis, A.N. (1910). Who's who in America. 6. Marquis Who's Who. Retrieved August 22, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Norther". Retrieved August 22, 2015. 
  4. ^ "The First Century". NIUHUSKIES.COM - The Northern Illinois Official Athletic Site. CBS Interactive. Retrieved August 22, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Dr. J. A. H. Keith Called By Death". The Indiana Progress. Indiana, Pennsylvania. February 25, 1931. p. 1. Retrieved January 26, 2016 – via open access publication – free to read. 

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