|Born||April 28, 1876|
|Died||August 29, 1933 57) (aged|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1898–1902||Denver Athletic Club|
|1909–1910||Worcester Academy (MA)|
|Head coaching record|
| College Football Hall of Fame |
Inducted in 1954 (profile)
Frank W. "The Iron Major" Cavanaugh (April 28, 1876 – August 29, 1933) was an American football player and coach. He served as the head football coach at the University of Cincinnati (1898), the College of the Holy Cross (1903–1905), Dartmouth College (1911–1916), the University of Nebraska Omaha (1919),Boston College (1919–1926) and Fordham University (1927–1932), compiling a career college football record of 148–50–18. Cavanaugh was born in Worcester, Massachusetts and played football as an end at Dartmouth from 1896 to 1897. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a coach in 1954.
At the time of his death, Cavanaugh was broke and blind. He warned fellow coach and former player Joe McKenney "Get out of coaching while you can. The end of every coaching career is disaster."
He was played by Pat O'Brien in the 1943 RKO film The Iron Major .
|Holy Cross (Independent)(1903–1905)|
|Boston College Eagles (Independent)(1919–1926)|
|Fordham Rams (Independent)(1927–1932)|
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