UND Staff

Ed McKeever

Football Head Coach 1944


McKeever originally attended Notre Dame from 1930-1931 and transferred
to Texas Tech, where he played football from 1932-1934. He became the backfield
coach at Texas Tech in 1935 and remained through 1938, coaching teams that
played in bowl games four straight years. He joined Frank Leahy[apos]s staff
at Boston College from 1939-1940. When Leahy came to Notre Dame so did
McKeever, despite being asked to become head coach at Boston College. He
coached under Leahy through the 1943 season and took over the head coaching
responsibilities in [apos]44 when Leahy went into the Navy. He moved on to Cornell
as head coach from 1945-1946. In 1947 he became head coach at the University
of San Francisco. He went to the All-American Conference to coach the Chicago
Rockets in 1948, then joined the LSU staff the following season. He became
general manager of the Boston Patriots in 1960.