Thomas Skelly

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Thomas Skelly
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born May 1879
Norwich, Connecticut
Playing career
Football
1903 Holy Cross
Baseball
1900–1903 Holy Cross
Position(s) Right fielder
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Football
1904 Marquette
Head coaching record
Overall 5–2

Thomas J. Skelly was an American football coach. Skelly was the fourth head football coach at Marquette University located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and he held that position for the 1904 season. His coaching record at Marquette was 5–2. [1]

American football Team field sport

American football, referred to as football in the United States and Canada and also known as gridiron, is a team sport played by two teams of eleven players on a rectangular field with goalposts at each end. The offense, which is the team controlling the oval-shaped football, attempts to advance down the field by running with or passing the ball, while the defense, which is the team without control of the ball, aims to stop the offense's advance and aims to take control of the ball for themselves. The offense must advance at least ten yards in four downs, or plays, and otherwise they turn over the football to the defense; if the offense succeeds in advancing ten yards or more, they are given a new set of four downs. Points are primarily scored by advancing the ball into the opposing team's end zone for a touchdown or kicking the ball through the opponent's goalposts for a field goal. The team with the most points at the end of a game wins.

Marquette University private university in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, US

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Skelly, a native of Norwich, Connecticut, was a graduate of The College of the Holy Cross. There he played football, basketball and baseball, the latter with the position of right fielder, for three years. In the 1903 football season, he had also served as the team's captain. [2] [3]

Norwich, Connecticut City in Connecticut, United States

Norwich, known as 'The Rose of New England,' is a city in New London County, Connecticut, United States. The population was 40,493 at the 2010 United States Census. Three rivers, the Yantic, the Shetucket, and the Quinebaug, flow into the city and form its harbor, from which the Thames River flows south to Long Island Sound.

Head coaching record

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Marquette Golden Avalanche (Independent)(1904)
1904 Marquette 5–2
Marquette: 5–2
Total: 5–2

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References

  1. Marquette Golden Eagles coaching records
  2. "Thos. J. Skelly", Lowell Sun, June 17, 1902, Lowell, Massachusetts
  3. "Norwich Boy Will Direct Athletics; Skelly Instructor at Marquette—Dyer Graduated". The Day . New London, Connecticut. June 24, 1904. p. 2. Retrieved December 21, 2016 via Google News.