Thomas L. McFadden

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Thomas McFadden
Biographical details
Born(1878-04-24)April 24, 1878
Placentia, California
Died(1963-02-27)February 27, 1963
Playing career
1899–1900Stanford
Position(s)End
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1901–1902Pacific (OR)
1903Oregon Agricultural
1904DePauw
Head coaching record
Overall12–11–2

Thomas Lewis McFadden (April 24, 1878 – February 27, 1963)[1] was an American college football player at Stanford University who was also a football coach at Pacific University, Oregon Agricultural College, and DePauw University.

Early life and career[edit]

McFadden was born to William and Sarah McFadden, who were among the early settlers in Placentia, California.[2][3]

He attended Fullerton Union High School, and graduated from Stanford University in 1900 where he played on the school's football team.[3][4] He attended Stanford Law School, and was admitted to the bar in 1903.[3][5]

College coaching career[edit]

While enrolled at law school, McFadden began coaching college football, first at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon for the 1901 and 1902 seasons, earning a record of 0–1–1 the first season and 2–4 the second for an overall record 2–5–1.[3][6] In 1903, McFadden coached one season at Oregon Agricultural College[7] with a record of 2–4–1.[3][8][9] In 1904, McFadden coached one season for DePauw, ending with a record of 8–2.[3][10]

After football[edit]

McFadden worked as an attorney in Bellingham, Washington from 1908 to 1912, when he married Lucana Forster and returned to Placentia to continue his practice.[3] He died on February 27, 1963 at the age of 84. He was buried in Fullerton, California.[11]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Pacific Boxers (Independent) (1901–1902)
1901 Pacific 0–1–1
1902 Pacific 2–4
Pacific: 2–5–1
Oregon Agricultural Aggies (Independent) (1903)
1903 Oregon Agricultural 2–4–1
Oregon Agricultural: 2–4–1
DePauw Tigers (Independent) (1904)
1904 DePauw 8–2
DePauw: 8–2
Total: 12–11–2

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/109024021/thomas-lewis-mcfadden
  2. ^ "Placentia official website". Placentia.org. Retrieved September 10, 2010.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g Armor, Samuel (1921). "History of Orange County, California". Los Angeles, California: Historic Records Company. Retrieved September 10, 2010.
  4. ^ "Stanford Football Media Guide" (PDF). p. 188. Retrieved September 10, 2010.
  5. ^ "Thomas Lewis McFadden". State Bar of California. Retrieved September 14, 2010.
  6. ^ "Pacific University - 1902". College Football Reference. Archived from the original on March 3, 2016. Retrieved September 10, 2010.
  7. ^ "McFadden coaching the farmers". The Morning Oregonian. November 18, 1903. p. 7.
  8. ^ "Oregon State University - 1903". College Football Reference. Archived from the original on March 3, 2016. Retrieved September 10, 2010.
  9. ^ "19 Coaches Listed on Aggies Record". The Sunday Oregonian. October 30, 1927. p. 73.
  10. ^ "Coaching Record: McFadden". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved September 10, 2010.
  11. ^ https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/109024021/thomas-lewis-mcfadden