Thomas Andrew Gill
Thomas Andrew Gill.jpg
Gill pictured in the Star Tribune, 1914
Biographical details
Born(1887-01-23)January 23, 1887
Washington, Indiana
DiedMarch 8, 1947(1947-03-08) (aged 60)
Daytona Beach, Florida
Playing career
Football
1909–1911Indiana
Baseball
1909–1912Indiana
1915Winston-Salem Twins
1920Saskatoon Quakers
Position(s)Halfback, quarterback (football)
Second baseman, shortstop (baseball)
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Football
1912Lombard
1913Albion
1914–1917North Dakota
1918–1919Kentucky
1921–1940Elston HS (IN)
Men's basketball
1913–1914Albion
1914–1918North Dakota
1918–1919Kentucky
Women's basketball
1918–1919Kentucky
Baseball
1914Albion
1915–1916North Dakota
1918–1919Kentucky
Head coaching record
Overall20–27–3 (college football)
49–27 (men's college basketball)

Thomas Andrew Gill (January 23, 1887 – March 8, 1947) was an American football, and baseball player and coach of football, basketball, and baseball.

Coaching career

Gill was the head football coach at Lombard College in Galesburg, Illinois in 1912 and at Albion College in Albion, Michigan in 1913.[1][2] He also coached Albion's baseball team in the spring of 1914.[3] In May 1914, Gill was hired to coach football, basketball, at baseball at University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, North Dakota.[4]

Gill served as the head football coach at Kentucky from 1918 to 1919, compiled a 5–5–1 record. His 1918 team won two games, at Indiana, 24–7, and at Georgetown of Kentucky, 21–3. They lost at Vanderbilt, 33–0. A subsequent game against Centre and the remainder of the season were canceled due to the 1918 flu pandemic. Gill's 1919 team was 3–4–1, with wins against Georgetown, 1919 Sewanee Tigers football team and Tennessee and losses to Indiana, Ohio State, Cincinnati and Centre, while tying Vanderbilt, 0–0.

Gill coached the Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball team in 1918–19, finishing with a 6–8 record.[5]

Death and honors

Gill died at the age 60, on March 8, 1947, in Daytona Beach, Florida.[6] He was inducted into the Indiana Football Hall of Fame in 2007.[7]

Head coaching record

College football

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Lombard Olive (Illinois Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) (1912)
1912 Lombard 0–6
Albion Britons (Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1913)
1913 Albion 3–3–1 3–2–1 4th
Albion: 3–3–1 3–2–1
North Dakota Flickertails (Independent) (1914–1917)
1914 North Dakota 3–5
1915 North Dakota 2–2–3
1916 North Dakota 5–2
1917 North Dakota 2–4
North Dakota: 12–13–1
Kentucky Wildcats (Independent) (1918)
1918 Kentucky 2–1
Kentucky Wildcats (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1919)
1919 Kentucky 3–4–1 3–1–1 5th
Kentucky: 5–5–1 3–1–1
Total: 20–27–3

References

  1. ^ "Lombard Sees Prospects With Roseate Here". The Decatur Herald. Decatur, Illinois. October 1, 1912. p. 4. Retrieved April 25, 2022 – via Newspapers.com open access.
  2. ^ "Albion Hopes To Win These". Detroit Free Press. Detroit, Michigan. November 6, 1913. p. 12. Retrieved April 25, 2022 – via Newspapers.com open access.
  3. ^ "Albion's Best Faces U. Of D." Detroit Free Press. Detroit, Michigan. May 1, 1914. p. 15. Retrieved April 25, 2022 – via Newspapers.com open access.
  4. ^ "Gill North Dakota Coach". The Oakes Times. Oakes, North Dakota. May 21, 1914. p. 3. Retrieved April 25, 2022 – via Newspapers.com open access.
  5. ^ "Andrew Gill Coaching Record". College Basketball at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved April 24, 2022.
  6. ^ "Thomas Gill, Former Cat Grid Coach, Dies". The Lexington Herald. Lexington, Kentucky. Associated Press. March 10, 1947. p. 3. Retrieved April 25, 2022 – via Newspapers.com open access.
  7. ^ "Gill, Thomas Andrew". Indiana Football Hall of Fame. Retrieved April 28, 2017.