Frank Gargan
Gargan pictured in The Maroon 1917, Fordham yearbook
Biographical details
Born(1888-07-01)July 1, 1888
New York City
DiedAugust 18, 1960(1960-08-18) (aged 72)
Greenwich, Connecticut
Playing career
1907–1909Fordham
Position(s)Quarterback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1911Georgetown (assistant)
1912–1913Georgetown
1914RPI
1916–1917Fordham
1920–1921NYU
1922–1926Fordham
Head coaching record
Overall55–40–8
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
SAIAA (1912)

John Francis Gargan (July 1, 1888 – August 18, 1960)[1][2] was an American football player and coach. He served as the head football coach at Georgetown University (1912–1913), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (1914), Fordham University (1916–1917, 1922–1926) and New York University (1920–1921), compiling career college football record of 55–40–8. In 1917, Gargan was co-head coach with Frank McCaffrey for Fordham.[3]

Head coaching record

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Georgetown Blue and Gray (South Atlantic Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1912–1913)
1912 Georgetown 8–1 5–0 1st
1913 Georgetown 4–4 1–1 T–4th
Georgetown: 12–5 6–1
RPI Engineers (Independent) (1914)
1914 RPI 4–5
RPI: 4–5
Fordham Maroon (Independent) (1916–1917)
1916 Fordham 6–1–1
1917 Fordham 7–2
NYU Violets (Independent) (1920–1921)
1920 NYU 2–5–1
1921 NYU 2–3–3
NYU: 4–8–4
Fordham Maroon/Rams (Independent) (1922–1926)
1922 Fordham 3–5–2
1923 Fordham 2–7
1924 Fordham 6–2
1925 Fordham 8–1
1926 Fordham 3–4–1
Fordham: 28–20–4
Total: 55–40–8
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title or championship game berth

See also

References

  1. ^ "John Francis Gargan". United States World War I Draft Cards, 1942. United States Defense Security Service. 004135848 – via Ancestry.com. closed access
  2. ^ "Dr. J. Francis Gargan Is Dead; Former Football Coach Here". The New York Times. August 19, 1960. p. 23. Retrieved July 5, 2017.
  3. ^ Gargan Quits NYU to Coach Fordham. The New York Times. Retrieved on February 27, 2010.