Tom Keady

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Tom Keady
Tom Keady - Lehigh.jpg
Keady pictured in The Epitome 1916, Lehigh yearbook
Sport(s) Football, basketball, baseball
Biographical details
Born 1882
Wakefield, Massachusetts
Died February 12, 1964 (aged 82)
Concord, New Hampshire
Playing career
Football
1904 Dartmouth
Baseball
1902–1905 Dartmouth
1907–1908 Haverhill Hustlers
1908 Lynn Shoemakers
1908–1909 Worcester Busters
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Football
1905–1911 Dartmouth (assistant)
1912–1920 Lehigh
1921–1924 Vermont
1925–1930 Quantico
1931–1933 Western Reserve
Basketball
1910–1911 Dartmouth
1912–1913 Lehigh
1921–1922 Vermont
1923–1925 Vermont
Baseball
1908–1911 Dartmouth
1912–1922 Lehigh
1923 Fordham (assistant)
1924 Vermont
Head coaching record
Overall 87–48–6 (football)
73–23 (basketball)
174–131–5 (baseball)
Statistics

John Thomas "Tom" Keady (1882 – February 12, 1964) was an American football, basketball, and baseball player and coach. He served as the head football coach at Lehigh University from 1912 to 1920, at the University of Vermont from 1921 to 1924, at Marine Corps Base Quantico from 1925 to 1930, and at Western Reserve University from 1931 to 1933, compiling a career college football record of 87–48–6. Keady was also the head basketball coach and the head baseball coach at Dartmouth College, Lehigh, Vermont, and Quantico.

Early life and playing career[edit]

Keady was born in 1882 in Wakefield, Massachusetts.[1] He attended Dartmouth College, where he lettered in football and baseball.

Coaching career[edit]

Keady was the 13th head football coach for the Lehigh Mountain Hawks in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and he held that position for nine seasons, from 1912 until 1920. His overall coaching record at Lehigh was 56–23–3. This ranks him tied for third at Lehigh in wins and second in winning percentage.[2] Keady was the head football coach at Western Reserve University from 1931 to 1933, compiling a record of 14–9–2 in three seasons.[3]

Death[edit]

Keady died at the age of 82 on February 12, 1964 in Concord, New Hampshire.[4]

Head coaching record[edit]

Football[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Lehigh Brown and White (Independent) (1912–1920)
1912 Lehigh 9–2
1913 Lehigh 5–3
1914 Lehigh 8–1
1915 Lehigh 6–4
1916 Lehigh 6–2–1
1917 Lehigh 7–2
1918 Lehigh 4–3
1919 Lehigh 6–3
1920 Lehigh 5–2–2
Lehigh: 56–22–3
Vermont Catamounts () (1921–1924)
1921 Vermont 3–4
1922 Vermont 6–3
1923 Vermont 6–3–1
1924 Vermont 2–7
Vermont: 17–17–1
Quantico Marines () (1925–1930)
1925 Quantico 6–3–1
1926 Quantico 10–3
1927 Quantico 10–0
1928 Quantico 8–1–1
1929 Quantico 5–3
1930 Quantico 6–2–1
Quantico: 45–12–3
Western Reserve Red Cats (Ohio Athletic Conference) (1931)
1931 Western Reserve 3–5–1 3–0 2nd
Western Reserve Red Cats () (1932–1933)
1932 Western Reserve 7–1
1933 Western Reserve 4–3–1
Western Reserve: 14–9–2
Total: 132–60–9

Basketball[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Dartmouth Big Green () (1910–1911)
1910–11 Dartmouth 5–6
Dartmouth: 5–6
Lehigh Brown and White () (1912–1913)
1912–13 Lehigh 12–2
Lehigh: 12–2
Vermont Catamounts () (1921–1925)
1921–22 Vermont 15–4
1922–23 Vermont 12–6
1923–24 Vermont 15–2
1924–25 Vermont 14–3
Vermont: 56–15
Total: 73–23

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nationally Known Coach 'Tom' Keady Dies In City". The Telegraph. February 13, 1964. Retrieved July 16, 2011. 
  2. ^ Lehigh Coaching Records
  3. ^ "Coach John Thomas Keady". University Archives. Case Western Reserve University. September 28, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Thomas J. Keady, 82, Dies; Coached Football at Lehigh". The New York Times. February 13, 1964. Retrieved July 16, 2011. 

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