- George Keogan
George E. Keogan (
March 8, 1890– February 17, 1943) was an American collegiate basketballcoach, most known for coaching University of Notre Damefrom 1923 to 1943. Keogan never had a losing season in his 20 years at Notre Dame.
Minnesota Lake, Minnesotanative attended University of Minnesotafrom 1909 to 1913. He began coaching high school varsities after his freshman year in college, guiding first Lockport High School(1910-11) followed by Riverside High School (1911-12). Meanwhile he was also coaching several college basketball teams: Charles City Collegein Iowa (1909-1910), Superior State Teachers Collegein Wisconsin (1912-14), Saint Louis University(1914-15) and the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota(1915-16). During World War Ihe served at Great Lakes Naval Training Station.
After briefly coaching
Allegheny Collegein Meadville, Pennsylvania(1917-18) and Valparaiso University(1918-20), 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. After he died at age 52, his greatest player and fellow Hall of Famer Moose Krausetook over his job.
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