Born on August 27, 1908
O'Neill, NE
June 21, 1973.
Inducted On
May 16, 2014
Location Inducted
South Bend (Posthumously)
Region Number
Notre Dame
Winner, South Dakota
Football letterman
University of Notre Dame
Earned 3 monograms at tackle position playing for coach Knute Rockne; played on 2 national championship teams 1929, 1930.
Served in US Navy between coaching years at Notre Dame; was Notre Dame athletic director 1947-1949 while also football coach; served as general manage of Los Angeles Chargers of the American Football League 1960; inducted into National Football Foundation College Hall of Fame as a coach 1970; entered private business in Lake Oswego, Oregon in 1963.
Wife, Florence (deceased); 8 children; grandchildren
Coaching Experience: Served as a line coach at Georgetown University 1931, at Michigan State University 1932, and at Fordham Univeristy 1933-1938; head football coach at Boston College 1939-1940, at Notre Dame 1941-1943 and 1946-1953, with an overall career record of 107-13-9 and a winning percentage of .864, the 2nd best percentage in NCAA Division 1 history (Knute Rockne continues to have best percentage .897); resigned from coaching due to ill health.

Coaching Honors: Led Boston College to undefeated season in 1940 and victory in Sugar Bowl 1941; coached 4 national championship teams at Notre Dame 1943, 1946, 1947, and 1949.