Edward “Eddie” Anderson: Head Coach Iowa Hawkeyes (1939-1949)

Edward “Eddie” Anderson
(b. Nov 11, 1900 – d. April 24, 1974)

1900, Nov 11: Born in Oskaloosa, Iowa

Mason City High School in Mason City, Iowa

1918 -1921, Played football for Notre Dame. Coached by Knute Rockney. Teammate of George “The Gipper” Gipp. Team Captain of the 1921 team.

1922 Played professional football for Rochester Jeffersons, an NFL team which disbanded in 1925

1922–1924 Head coach (football) at Columbia (Iowa)

1922–1925 Played professional football for the Chicago Cardinals, today’s Arizona Cardinals

1923-1925 Head coach (basketball) at Columbia (Iowa)

1925–1931 Head coach (football) at DePaul

1933–1938 Head coach (football) Holy Cross

1939–1942 Head coach (football) Iowa (1939, 1940, 1941, 1942). Coached Kile Kinnick, the namesake of Iowa Kinnick Stadium. The 1939 squad were nicknamed the Ironmen.

1943-1945 Served in the U.S. Army Medical Core during World War II

1946–1949 Head coach (football) Iowa (1946, 1947, 1948, 1949)

1950–1964 Head coach (football) Holy Cross

1974, April 24: Died


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