Francis William Leahy Net Worth

Francis William Leahy Net Worth is
$1.2 Million

Francis William Leahy Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

Francis William Leahy (August 27, 1908 – June 21, 1973) was an American football player, coach, college athletics administrator, and professional sports executive. He served as the head football coach at Boston College from 1939 to 1940 and at the University of Notre Dame from 1941 to 1943 and again from 1946 to 1953, compiling a career college football record of 107–13–9. His winning percentage of .864 is the second best in NCAA Division I football history, trailing only that of fellow Notre Dame Fighting Irish coach, Knute Rockne, for whom Leahy played from 1928 to 1930. Leahy played on two Notre Dame teams that won national championships, in 1929 and 1930, and coached four more, in 1943, 1946, 1947, and 1949. Leahy was also the athletic director at Notre Dame from 1947 until 1949 when he passed the role to the Fighting Irish basketball coach, Moose Krause, so that he could focus on football coaching. Leahy served as the general manager of the AFL's Los Angeles Chargers during their inaugural season in 1960. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a coach in 1970.
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Date Of BirthAugust 27, 1907
Place Of BirthO'Neil, Nebraska, USA
Star SignVirgo
1Always referred to his players as "his lads"
1"Egotism is the anesthetic that dulls the pain of stupidity".
2We'll be lucky if we make a first down this year. [before the 1947 season which saw Notre Dame win the national championship with a 9-0 record]
3Football isn't work.
1Coached four Heisman Trophy winners at Notre Dame (Angelo Bertelli 1943, Johnny Lujack 1947, Leon Hart 1949 and John Lattner 1953) and recruited a fifth - 1956 winner Paul Hornung.
2Son Jim and grandson Ryan also played football at Notre Dame.
3Inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1970.
4Served as assistant coach at Georgetown (1931); Michigan State (1932) and Fordham University (1933-1938). Head football coach at Boston College (1939-1940) and Notre Dame (1941-1943, 1946-1953). Compiled an overall 107-13-9 record including an 87-11-9 docket at Notre Dame. Caused an uproar in 1942 when he did away with Rockne's box formation and installed the T formation.
5Played at Notre Dame from 1928 to 1930. Graduated in 1931.
6Won national championships in 1943, 1946, 1947 and 1949. Had a 39-game unbeaten streak (37-0-2) from 1946 through the opening week of the 1950 season.
7Collapsed in the locker room due to a pancreatic attack during halftime of the 1953 Georgia Tech game and was given the last rites of the Roman Catholic Church when it was thought he was dying.
8Resigned from Notre Dame on January 31, 1954 due to "health reasons". Revealed later that his health was fine and that he had the impression he simply wasn't wanted anymore.


Cavalcade of America1954TV SeriesHost


That Regis Philbin Show1965TV SeriesHimself
The Ray Anthony Show1956TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Sports Commentator
Touchdown Highlights1954Documentary shortHimself - former Notre Dame Football Coach
Football Headliners of 19491949ShortHimself - Notre Dame Football Coach
Columbia World of Sports: College Champions1942Documentary shortHimself - Notre Dame Football Coach

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Wake Up the Echoes: The History of Notre Dame Football1982Video documentaryHimself - Head Coach, 1941-1943 & 1946-1953

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