UND Staff

Terry Brennan

Football Head Coach 1954-58


Brennan played under Frank Leahy at Notre Dame graduating in 1949.
He started for three seasons at halfback and led the Irish in receiving
and scoring in [apos]46 and [apos]47 while also rushing for 1,269 career yards. After
winning three straight city championships at Mount Carmel High School in
Chicago, he returned to Notre Dame in 1953 to coach the freshman squad
under Leahy. He succeeded Leahy as head coach in 1954 and his five-year
32-18 record included 9-1 and 8-2 records his first two seasons that ranked
the Irish fourth and ninth, respectively, in the final Associated Press
polls. In 1959 he became the player conditioning coach for the Cincinnati
Reds in spring training and eventually joined a Chicago investment banking