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

Baseball
1902–1905
1907–1908
1908
1908–1909

Dartmouth


Dartmouth
Haverhill Hustlers
Lynn Shoemakers
Worcester Busters
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Football
1905–1911
1912–1920
1921–1924
1931–1933

Basketball
1910–1911
1912–1913
1921–1922
1923–1925

Baseball
1908–1911
1912–1922
1923
1924

Dartmouth (assistant)
Lehigh
Vermont
Western Reserve


Dartmouth
Lehigh
Vermont
Vermont


Dartmouth
Lehigh
Fordham (assistant)
Vermont
Head coaching record
Overall 87–48–6 (football)
73–23 (basketball)
174–131–5 (baseball)
Statistics
College Football Data Warehouse

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, 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, and Vermont.

Early life and playing career

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

Coaching career

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

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

Head coaching record

Football

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
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: 87–48–6

Basketball

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

  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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