|Born||April 27, 1949|
|Died||January 28, 2017 (aged 67)|
|1968–1970||C. W. Post|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1973–1974||Comsewogue HS (NY) (assistant)|
|1975–1977||Saint Sebastian's (MA)|
|1978–1984||Boston University (AHC/DC)|
|2011–2013||Stevenson (assoc. HC/DC)|
|Head coaching record|
15–5–1 (high school)
|Tournaments||0–2 (NCAA D-III playoffs)|
|Accomplishments and honors|
|5 Centennial (1988–1992)|
1 ACFC (1999)
|ACFC Coach of the Year (1999)|
Kodak Division II Coach of the Year (1989)
Edward F. Sweeney (April 26, 1949 – January 28, 2017) was an American football coach. He served as the head football coach at Dickinson College from 1985 to 1992, Colgate University from 1993 to 1995, Frostburg State University from 1996 to 1999, and Mount Ida College from 2000 to 2007, compiling a career college football coaching record of 114–110–4. He is survived by his children: Kaitlin, Sean and Callie.
Sweeney was the head football coach at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania for eight seasons, from 1985 until 1992. His record at Dickinson was 56–23–3. While at Dickinson in 1989, Sweeney was named the Kodak Division II Coach of the Year.
Sweeney coached for three seasons at Colgate University from 1993 through the 1995 season, ending with an overall record of 6–26–1. In his last season at Colgate, his team suffered a winless season with a record of 0–11.
After coaching at Colgate for three seasons, Sweeney was named the tenth head coach at Frostburg State University in Frostburg, Maryland. He held this position from 1996 to 1999 and led his teams to accomplishing an overall record of 30–11 (.732). The 1996 team was the ECAC South Bowl Champion, while his 1999 squad won the Atlantic Central Football Conference Championship and also participated in the ECAC South Bowl. For his efforts, Sweeney was the Atlantic Central Football Coach of the Year in 1999. As of completion of the 2007 season, his coaching record ranking at Frostburg is third in total wins and first in winning percentage.
Sweeney took over as head coach at NCAA Division III Mount Ida College in Newton, Massachusetts in the 2000 season. He was the second person to be the head coach at Mount Ida, as the program began in 1999 under head coach John Papas. Sweeney recorded his 100th win with a 25–23 triumph at Maine Maritime on September 11, 2004. He resigned in January 2008. Sweeney's record at Mount Ida was 22–51.
On May 21, 2010, Sweeney was named defensive coordinator at Stevenson University in Stevenson, Maryland. The Stevenson Mustangs began play in 2011.
Sweeney died on January 28, 2017, at a hospital in Lewes, Delaware. He had been suffering from multiple myeloma.
|Dickinson Red Devils (Centennial Conference) (1985–1992)|
|1988||Dickinson||10–1||6–1||T–1st||W ECAC Southern Championship|
|1989||Dickinson||9–1–1||7–0||1st||L NCAA Division III First Round|
|1991||Dickinson||9–1||7–0||1st||L NCAA Division III First Round|
|1992||Dickinson||8–1–1||5–1–1||1st||L ECAC Southwest Championship|
|Colgate Red Raiders (Patriot League) (1993–1995)|
|Frostburg State Bobcats (NCAA Division III independent) (1996–1997)|
|1996||Frostburg State||9–2||W ECAC Southeast Bowl|
|Frostburg State Bobcats (Atlantic Central Football Conference) (1998–1999)|
|1999||Frostburg State||8–3||5–1||1st||L ECAC South Bowl|
|Mount Ida Mustangs (NCAA Division III independent) (2000–2007)|
|National championship Conference title Conference division title or championship game berth|
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