UND Staff

Hugh Devore

Football Head Coach 1945, 1963


After graduating from Notre Dame in 1934 and serving as an end and
Irish co-captain as a senior, Devore stayed on as freshman coach under
Elmer Layden. From 1935-1937 he served as end coach at Fordham under Jim
Crowley. He became the head coach at Providence in 1938 and stayed until
1941. In 1942 he took over as assistant head coach at Holy Cross. He came
back to Notre Dame in 1943 as Frank Leahy[apos]s end coach and left again in
1946, when Leahy returned from military service, to become head coach at
St. Bonaventure until 1949. He moved on to become head coach at New York
University until 1952, then became an assistant coach for the Green Bay
Packers in 1953. He served as head coach for the University of Dayton from
1954-55. From 1956-1957 he was head coach for the Philadelphia Eagles.
In 1958 he returned to Notre Dame as Terry Brennan[apos]s freshman coach and
assistant athletic director and remained on the staff when Joe Kuharich
took over the following year. As interim head coach at Notre Dame in 1945
and 1963, Devore had a record of 9-9-1, filling in for Leahy in [apos]45 and
filling the gap in [apos]63 between the Kuharich and Ara Parseghian eras.