Ed Sweeney
Biographical details
Born(1949-04-27)April 27, 1949
DiedJanuary 28, 2017(2017-01-28) (aged 67)
Lewes, Delaware
Playing career
1968–1970C. W. Post
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1972Vermont (GA)
1973–1974Comsewogue HS (NY) (assistant)
1975–1977Saint Sebastian's (MA)
1978–1984Boston University (AHC/DC)
1985–1992Dickinson
1993–1995Colgate
1996–1999Frostburg State
2000–2007Mount Ida
2011–2013Stevenson (assoc. HC/DC)
Head coaching record
Overall114–110–4 (college)
15–5–1 (high school)
Bowls2–2
Tournaments0–2 (NCAA D-III playoffs)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
5 Centennial (1988–1992)
1 ACFC (1999)
Awards
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.

Coaching career

Dickinson

Sweeney was the head football coach at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania for eight seasons, from 1985 until 1992.[1] His record at Dickinson was 56–23–3.[2] While at Dickinson in 1989, Sweeney was named the Kodak Division II Coach of the Year.[3]

Colgate

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.[4]

Frostburg State

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.[3] As of completion of the 2007 season, his coaching record ranking at Frostburg is third in total wins and first in winning percentage.[5]

Mount Ida

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.[3] He resigned in January 2008. Sweeney's record at Mount Ida was 22–51.[6]

Stevenson

On May 21, 2010, Sweeney was named defensive coordinator at Stevenson University in Stevenson, Maryland.[7] The Stevenson Mustangs began play in 2011.[8]

Death

Sweeney died on January 28, 2017, at a hospital in Lewes, Delaware. He had been suffering from multiple myeloma.[9]

Head coaching record

College

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Dickinson Red Devils (Centennial Conference) (1985–1992)
1985 Dickinson 1–8 1–6 7th
1986 Dickinson 4–6 2–5 7th
1987 Dickinson 7–3 5–2 T–2nd
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
1990 Dickinson 8–1–1 5–1–1 1st
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
Dickinson: 56–23–3 38–16–2
Colgate Red Raiders (Patriot League) (1993–1995)
1993 Colgate 3–7–1 1–3–1 5th
1994 Colgate 3–8 2–3 T–4th
1995 Colgate 0–11 0–5 6th
Colgate: 6–26–1 3–11–1
Frostburg State Bobcats (NCAA Division III independent) (1996–1997)
1996 Frostburg State 9–2 W ECAC Southeast Bowl
1997 Frostburg State 7–3
Frostburg State Bobcats (Atlantic Central Football Conference) (1998–1999)
1998 Frostburg State 6–3 2–2 3rd
1999 Frostburg State 8–3 5–1 1st L ECAC South Bowl
Frostburg State: 30–11 7–3
Mount Ida Mustangs (NCAA Division III independent) (2000–2007)
2000 Mount Ida 0–8
2001 Mount Ida 1–8
2002 Mount Ida 2–7
2003 Mount Ida 4–6
2004 Mount Ida 6–2
2005 Mount Ida 1–9
2006 Mount Ida 5–4
2007 Mount Ida 3–7
Mount Ida: 22–51
Total: 114–110–4
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title or championship game berth

References

  1. ^ Centennial Conference Archived October 29, 2008, at the Wayback Machine "2008 Centennial Conference Football Prospectus"
  2. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on May 13, 2008. Retrieved December 17, 2007.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ a b c Mount Ida College: Faculty Biography Archived October 6, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "All-Time Coaching Records by Year". Archived from the original on 2007-02-19. Retrieved 2007-12-17.
  5. ^ 2007 FB Web Guide.indd[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ Mount Ida Football
  7. ^ "Sweeney Named Assistant Football Coach at Stevenson". 21 May 2010.
  8. ^ "Stevenson to Field Division III Football Team in 2011". 29 June 2009.
  9. ^ Fuller, Nicole (February 7, 2017). "Edward Sweeney dies; former high school, college football coach was 67". Newsday. Melville, New York. Retrieved December 15, 2017.