Thomas M. Fitzpatrick

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Thomas M. Fitzpatrick
Coach Thomas M. Fitzpatrick.jpg
Fitzpatrick pictures in the 1921 Utonian, Utah yearbook
Sport(s) Football, basketball, baseball
Biographical details
Born c. 1890
Died June 24, 1986 (aged 95)
Aptos, California
Playing career
Football
1911–1912 Utah
Basketball
1911–1912 Utah
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Football
1919–1924 Utah
Basketball
1917–1925 Utah
Baseball
1918–1921 Utah
Head coaching record
Overall 23–17–3 (college football)
42–30 (college basketball)
14–8 (college baseball)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
Football
1 RMAC (1922)

Thomas M. Fitzpatrick (c. 1890 – June 24, 1986) was an American football and basketball player, coach of football, basketball, and baseball, and football official. He served as the head football coach at the University of Utah from 1919 to 1924, compiling a record of 23–17–3. From 1917 to 1925, he was the coach of the Utah men's basketball team; his teams had a cumulative record of 42–30.[1] Fitzpatrick was also the head baseball coach at Utah from 1918 to 1921, tallying a mark of 14–8.

Fitzpatrick was a native of Montana. After leaving Utah, he moved to Oakland, California to coach high school sports.[2] There he coached football, basketball, and baseball at Roosevelt High School from 1926 to 1944 and at McClymonds High School from 1945 to 1956. He also officiated 12 Rose Bowls, including the 1929 Rose Bowl, famous for Roy Riegels's wrong-way run. Fitzpatrick died on June 24, 1986 at the age of 95. He had been a resident of Aptos, California since 1962.[3]

Head coaching record[edit]

College football[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Utah Utes (Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) (1919–1924)
1919 Utah 5–2 3–1 2nd
1920 Utah 1–5–1 1–2–1 5th
1921 Utah 3–2–1 2–1–1 3rd
1922 Utah 7–1 5–0 1st
1923 Utah 4–3 2–3 6th
1924 Utah 3–4–1 2–2–1 7th
Utah: 23–17–3 15–9–3
Total: 23–17–3
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Utah Coaching Records". Official Website of Utah Athletics. Retrieved November 2, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Who's in the News; Thomas Fitzpatricks wed 62 years". Santa Cruz Sentinel. Santa Cruz, California. June 18, 1975. p. 10. Retrieved November 2, 2015 – via Newspapers.com. 
  3. ^ "Thomas Fitzpatrick, avid sportsman, dies". Santa Cruz Sentinel. Santa Cruz, California. June 26, 1986. p. A-12. Retrieved November 2, 2015 – via Newspapers.com. 

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