Tom Cahill
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Biographical details
Born(1919-10-11)October 11, 1919
Fayetteville, New York, U.S.
DiedOctober 29, 1992(1992-10-29) (aged 73)
Schenectady, New York, U.S.
Playing career
c. 1940Niagara
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1949–1956The Manlius School (NY)
1957–1958River Dell Regional HS (NJ)
1959–1965Army (freshmen)
1976–1979Union (NY)
1978Union (NY)
Head coaching record
Overall51–59–3 (college football)
Accomplishments and honors
AFCA Coach of the Year (1966)
Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year (1966)

Thomas B. Cahill (October 11, 1919 – October 29, 1992) was an American football player and coach who served as the head coach at the United States Military Academy from 1966 to 1973 and at Union College in Schenectady, New York from 1976 to 1979, compiling a career college football record of 51–59–3.

During his tenure as head coach at Army, which coincided with the height of the Vietnam War, his teams beat Navy five times. Following the 1966 season, the Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year award was bestowed upon Cahill. Following a 51–0 defeat at the hands of Navy to conclude the 1973 season, Cahill was dismissed as head coach. Cahill died on October 29, 1992 in Schenectady after a heart attack.[1]

Head coaching record

College football

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Army Cadets (NCAA University Division / Division I independent) (1966–1973)
1966 Army 8–2
1967 Army 8–2
1968 Army 7–3
1969 Army 4–5–1
1970 Army 1–9–1
1971 Army 6–4
1972 Army 6–4
1973 Army 0–10
Army: 40–39–2
Union Dutchmen (New England Small College Athletic Conference) (1976)
1976 Union 3–5
Union Dutchmen (NCAA Division III independent) (1977–1979)
1977 Union 2–5–1
1978 Union 3–5
1979 Union 3–5
Union: 11–20–1
Total: 51–59–3


  1. ^ "Tom Cahill, 73, Football Coach At Army During the Vietnam War". The New York Times. October 31, 1992. Retrieved September 29, 2010.