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Edward C. "Ed" McKeever

Title Head coach
College Notre Dame, Cornell
Sport Football
Career highlights
Overall 18-9-1
Coaching stats
College Football DataWarehouse
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Notre Dame

Edward C. "Ed" McKeever is a former head coach of the Notre Dame (1944) and Cornell (1945-1946) college football program.[1]

McKeever originally attended Notre Dame in 1930 and 1931 and transferred to Texas Tech, where he played football from 1932 to 1934. He launched his coaching career in 1935 as backfield coach at Texas Tech, where he remained through 1938. In 1939-40 he was on Frank Leahy's staff at Boston College. McKeever came to Notre Dame along with Leahy in 1941 and served as an assistant through 1943, then was named interim head coach in 1944 when Leahy entered the Navy. He gained a spot in the Notre Dame record books by presiding over the worst defeat in school history, a 59-0 annihilation by Army. in 1945, McKeever moved on to Cornell as head coach, where he remained for two seasons. In 1947, he became head coach at the University of San Francisco and the following season served as head coach of the Chicago Rockets of the All-American Conference. In 1949 he joined the staff at LSU and in 1960 became general manager of the Boston Patriots.

Head coaching record

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl Coaches# AP°
Notre Dame (Independent) (1944–1944)
1944 Notre Dame 8-2-0 9
Notre Dame: 8-2-0
1945 Cornell 5-4-0
1946 Cornell 5-3-1
Cornell: 10-7-1
1947 University of San Francisco 7-3-0
University of San Francisco: 7-3-0
Total: 25-12-1
Indicates BCS bowl game. #Rankings from final Coaches Poll.

Preceded by
New England Patriots General Manager
Succeeded by
Mike Holovak




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