George Keogan

George Keogan
Sport(s) Football, basketball, baseball
Biographical details
Born (1890-03-08)March 8, 1890
Minnesota Lake, Minnesota
Died February 17, 1943(1943-02-17) (aged 52)
South Bend, Indiana
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1915 Saint Louis
1919–1920 Valparaiso
1924 Notre Dame (freshmen)
1912–1914 Wisconsin–Superior
1915–1916 Saint Louis
1917–1918 St. Thomas (MN)
1918–1919 Allegheny
1919–1922 Valparaiso
1923–1943 Notre Dame
1920–1921 Valparaiso
1924–1926 Notre Dame
1930–1933 Notre Dame
Head coaching record
Overall 15–10–1 (football)
414–127–3 (basketball)
81–66–3 (baseball)
Basketball Hall of Fame
Inducted in 1961 (profile)
College Basketball Hall of Fame
Inducted in 2006

George E. Keogan (March 8, 1890 – February 17, 1943) was an American football, basketball, and baseball coach, most known for coaching University of Notre Dame from 1923 to 1943. Keogan never had a losing season in his 20 years at Notre Dame.

The Minnesota Lake, Minnesota native attended University of Minnesota from 1909 to 1913. He began coaching high school varsities after his freshman year in college, guiding first Lockport High School (1910–1911) followed by Riverside High School (1911–1912). Meanwhile, he was also coaching several college basketball teams: Charles City College in Iowa (1909–1910), Superior State Teachers College in Wisconsin (1912–1914), Saint Louis University (1914–15) and the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota (1917–1918). During World War I he served at Great Lakes Naval Training Station. After briefly coaching Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania (1919–1920) and Valparaiso, Keogan arrived at University of Notre Dame. He served as head basketball and baseball coach, as well as assistant to the legendary football coach Knute Rockne. Keogan compiled a 327–96–1 at Notre Dame.

Keogan died on February 17, 1943 of a heart attack at his home in South Bend, Indiana.[1] After his death, Moose Krause took over his job as Notre Dame's head basketball coach.


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