John J. Egan
Biographical details
Born(1878-05-18)May 18, 1878
Waterbury, Connecticut
DiedFebruary 1, 1949(1949-02-01) (aged 70)
Newington, Connecticut
Playing career
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1900Villanova (co-HC)
Head coaching record

John Joseph Egan (May 18, 1878 – February 1, 1949) was an American football player, coach, and physician. He served as the co-head football coach at Villanova College—now known as Villanova University—in 1900 with John Powers. Together they compiled a record of 5–2–2 in one season. Egan then coached Villanova the following year alone and compiled a 2–3 record, making his overall head coaching record 7–5–2. Later, he also served as athletic director at the University of Maryland.[1]

Egan was a doctor by profession and practiced as a surgeon in his hometown of Waterbury, Connecticut for 38 years.[1][2] He served as a major in the Medical Corps of the United States Army during World War II and was also a chief rating specialist at two Veterans' Administration offices in Connecticut. Egan died at a Connecticut veterans' hospital in 1949 after a long illness.[1]

Head coaching record

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Villanova Wildcats (Independent) (1900–1901)
1900 Villanova 5–2–2
1901 Villanova 2–3
Villanova: 7–5–2
Total: 7–5–2


  1. ^ a b c "Dr. Egan Dies", The Gettysburg Times, February 2, 1949, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
  2. ^ Pape, William Jamieson (1918). "History of Waterbury and the Naugatuck Valley, Connecticut".