Thomas L. McFadden

Thomas McFadden
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1878-04-24)April 24, 1878
Placentia, California
Playing career
1899–1900 Stanford
Position(s) End
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1901–1902 Pacific
1903 Oregon Agricultural
1904 DePauw
Head coaching record
Overall 12–11–2

Thomas Lewis McFadden (April 24, 1878 – ?) 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

McFadden was born to William and Sarah McFadden, who were among the early settlers in Placentia, California.[1][2] He graduated from Stanford University in 1900 and played on the school's football team.[2][3] He attended Stanford Law School, and was admitted to the bar in 1903.[2][4]

College coaching career

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 2–4–0 the second for an overall record 2–5–1.[2][5][6] In 1903, McFadden coached one season at Oregon Agricultural College with a record of 2–4–1.[2][7][8][9] In 1904, McFadden coached one season for DePauw, ending with a record of 8–2.[2][10]

After football

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.[2]


  1. "Placentia official website". Retrieved September 10, 2010.
  2. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Armor, Samuel (1921). "History of Orange County, California". Los Angeles, California: Historic Records Company. Retrieved September 10, 2010.
  3. "Stanford Football Media Guide" (PDF). p. 188. Retrieved September 10, 2010.
  4. "Thomas Lewis McFadden". State Bar of California. Retrieved September 14, 2010.
  5. "Pacific University - 1902". College Football Reference. Retrieved September 10, 2010.
  6. "Pacific University Notes". The Morning Oregonian. April 5, 1902. p. 5.
  7. "Oregon State University - 1903". College Football Reference. Retrieved September 10, 2010.
  8. "McFadden coaching the farmers". The Morning Oregonian. November 18, 1903. p. 7.
  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.

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