T. T. McConnell

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T. T. McConnell
McConnell pictured in Debris 1914 Purdue yearbook
Sport(s) Football, baseball
Biographical details
Born (1888-08-26)August 26, 1888
Springfield, Missouri
Died February 9, 1970(1970-02-09) (aged 81)
Springfield, Missouri
Alma mater Purdue University
Playing career
1913 Purdue
Position(s) Guard
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1914 Doane
1915–1916 Arkansas
1916 Arkansas
Head coaching record
Overall 12–8–3 (football)
10–5 (baseball)

Thomas Thurmon (or Thurman) McConnell (August 26, 1888 – February 9, 1970) was an American football player, coach of football and baseball, and college athletics administrator. He served as the head football coach at Doane College in Nebraska in 1914 and at the University of Arkansas from 1915 to 1916, compiling a career college football record of 12–8–3. McConnell was also the head baseball coach at Arkansas in 1916, tallying a mark of 10–5.

McConnell was born in Springfield, Missouri in 1888.[1] He was an alumnus of Purdue University, graduating in the class of 1914 with a BS in agriculture.[2][3] McConnell died in 1970 in Springfield. His wife, Mary, died in 1986. They are both interred at Maple Park Cemetery in Springfield.[4]

Coaching career[edit]


McConnell was the 15th head football coach at Doane College in Crete, Nebraska and he held that position for the 1914 season. His coaching record at Doane was 4 wins, 2 losses, and 2 ties.[5]


McConnell served as the head football coach at the University of Arkansas in 1915 and 1916.


McConnell also was director of athletics at Drury College in Missouri.[6]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Doane Tigers (Independent) (1914)
1914 Doane 4–2–2
Doane: 4–2–2
Arkansas Razorbacks (Southwest Conference) (1915–1916)
1915 Arkansas 4–2–1 1–1 T–3rd
1916 Arkansas 4–4 0–2 T–5th
Arkansas: 8–6–1 1–3
Total: 12–8–3


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